Another 3 Day Accelerated Programme: Some Take- Home Messages
So this weekend just gone we have had another cohort go through the 3 Day Accelerated Programme.
I have to say that this was the best programme yet.
I know speaking to the faculty of Jared, Ian, Tom and Tamas that they thought so too. I think as speakers our sessions were all better, more engaging and interactive and the group was really up for it (they all have been) but it was a really high level throughout.
I made some changes to the planning and periodisation sections as well as the strength/power sections. In the planning we really got into planning out cycles, macros, pre seasons, microcycles and there was a lot of discussion about this in what could arguably be the most boring part of the weekend! Then the strength/power gym sessions we got into planning sessions, warm-ups, mobility work and into the training nuts and bolts. I then showed some of my work capacity circuits that I’m using at the start of the sessions.
I say it every time but I honestly don’t think there is anything out there to rival this course in terms of practical application, intensive nature, quality of presenters and coaches leading the sessions and interaction/discussion with the delegates. It’s a top programme.
It’s a real challenge to sum it up in this post and give these take- home messages as the course covers a lot of areas from speed to mobility, screening to olympic weightlifting.
But anyway here we go:
– KISS: Keep things simple and don’t over think things.
– Train what you see, at the speeds you see it: This is one of the areas we focused on when it comes to energy system training. Don’t spend time thinking about what energy systems predominate, get out there and train what you see!!
– Keep it General: We need to work on developing rounded athleticism. Shifting the force velocity curve to the right. Stay away from weighted golf clubs and tennis rackets.
– Earn the Right: Earn the right to progress, master your bodyweight, movement quality is paramount not just the weight you lift.
In the words of Ian King himself:
There is a very limited correlation between what can be lifted in the gym and the scoreboard – the only exceptions being the lifting sports themselves – Powerlifting and Olympic lifting. From there the correlation slides downhill quickly.
There is no place for justification of the success of the sport’s strength program based on the amount of weight lifted in the gym. Rather, the focus should be on the scoreboard.
– Focus on COACHING: This is where we make a difference. That extra few percent in every session, every week, every year leads to something big. Keep focusing, keep getting better as a coach, keep getting results.
There are lots more that could be included here but that’s enough for the day!
Check out details of the next programme, June 14-16. It will sell out, in fact it’s already selling pretty fast. Take advantage of the early bird price and save £100.
Or join the mentorship programme and save even more!