Maybe you have just completed a successful season and won a championship. The temptation is to rest on your laurels. To do the same training again. In order to stay the same, you must change.
Rethink what and how you did it. What must be reemphasized? What must be changed? How can you build on this year’s success? What is necessary to avoid stagnation and continue to achieve adaptation?
The athletes will quickly accommodate to the stimulus. If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always got. Terrible English but an important point to consider in order to get optimum return from training. So how do you progress?
It is also necessary to recognize that there are certain training periods where you just need to put your nose to the grindstone and get after it. Sometimes you don’t really need to change the training the stimulus, just change the sequence of where it is placed in a program. Change is always uncomfortable, especially after achieving success. Sustained excellence demands continual change.