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Do you have what it takes?

Studying the Athlete

To do - To Know

  1. Identify the individual's needs and capacities of the athlete which can then be used to design the program.

  2. Inform day-to-day changes and modifications to the training process in the pursuit of increased adaption.

  3. Provide meaningful information which cannot be obtained anywhere else in the program.

Reminder - Training load is just as, maybe even more important than the design.

3 questions to ask

  1. What movement or physical ability are we trying to raise with this training session?

  2. What are the exercise conditions which are going to stimulate to create those adaptations?

  3. Is the exercise session necessary or merited with the athlete that I am training?

  4. Functional, compound or isolated? Stable or unstable - free weight or fixed?

  • Humility

  • Intelligence

  • Fundamentals

  • Competitiveness and

  • How to be a lifelong learner

Some things to ask yourself...

What do you do about the emotion of the athlete?

What do you do about the athletes senses?

Are the emotions or senses signal or noise?

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