Perfect? Or Appropriate?
Perfect is not possible.
A while ago I wrote a blog on perfect technique…it was one of the most popular blogs I’ve written this year. Check it out if you haven’t read it.
Not sure why, maybe it’s because we talk so much about looking for perfect and perhaps don’t realise its not happening.
The same is true for programming.
Your programme will NEVER be perfect.
So stop looking for it. Stop paralysing yourself searching for ‘the best’ periodisation model (I hate that word).
Just plan your training using common sense and following the key principles and accept that an element of chaos, uncertainty and reactivity is part of life.
How could it ever be perfect? Situations change daily, people change daily. Cultures are in place that will always prevent ideals.
Let’s start using appropriate as a measure.
3 things to consider here:
What is the most appropriate programme for this person, team, group?
The most appropriate way to coach them?
The most appropriate technique to achieve the desired outcome.
If you train the athlete in front of you rather than basing your thoughts on what the sport needs entirely, those 3 points above rely on common sense and experience.
Seek consultation, mentorship, but ultimately they are your clients and you know them better than anyone else.
Look for the most appropriate solution to achieve the desired outcome.
Stop looking for perfect. It doesn’t exist.