Allen Iverson’s career hit a nose dive years ago, and now he is broke and out of the league. Lesson learned? I don’t think so. What I do know is the showing up to practice is the first step. The second step is what you do, as showing up doesn’t guarantee anything. Do you get better that session and do you retain the previous work? Did you hit a benchmark? Each year I find myself looking at getting a warm-up done, the workout completed at times,distances, and weights that are helpful to the program. Number one metric? Attendance? Number 2 metric? Completion of benchmarks. Then you can get into wave theory periodization and diet. Sometimes a few years are necessary to have athletes do what we know, but the reality is the bigger things must get done first in a hierarchy. I don’t’ care about HRV, take off angles, or any of the cooler details if practice is not consistent, focused, and effort not maximal.