Rome wasn’t built in a day! Part 1: Training
I thought I’d write a quick post on patience in strength and conditioning today.
My friend and co-presenter on the 3 Day Accelerated Development Programme Ian Pyper puts this as his top 3 mistakes in our profession.
What Ian is trying to get across in this slide is we are in this for the long term. Don’t expect overnight gains or instant results. When you put your programme together, make sure you give yourself or your athletes the time to actually adapt to the stimulus before you change it again. In beginners this will generally be 3-4 weeks.
Here’s a few statements aimed at differing levels of athletes you might be working with to reinforce this!
Beginners need to learn the movement patterns and then overload them. Thats it!
Intermediate Lifters need to train the patterns using progressive overload. Simply training with resistance on a continued basis will produce great gains in most individuals. The intricacies of the programme can be debated all day long but at the end of the day training with resistance to overload the individual will result in long term gains. It’s not a race.
Advanced Lifters need to train the patterns using progressive overload. You may need to be more creative in your overload methods to continue producing gains. Utilise different strength training methods such as clusters, potentiation, eccentrics, concentrics, isometrics etc.
Where programming comes in is short cutting the gains that can be made. Simply picking heavy things off the floor over time and consistently makes you stronger. We want to short cut that process to optimise the gains made in a systematic manner whilst staying injury free. This is an area I talk about in detail on my 3 Day Accelerated Development Programme.
Part 2 of this blog is all about patience in your coaching and coach development 🙂
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