In case you missed it, here is a start of a huge multi-part article that is so good, it should be a (paid) book or ebook. But it’s not… it’s free for sharing, and contributing.
The best is yet to come, as Derek Evely hasn’t contributed to the series… yet. All of these articles are must reads and, as always, work as a team between your Track coach, therapists and S&C coach.
If you aren’t familiar with Stuart McMillan, read my Friday Five Interview here.
If you aren’t familiar with Derek Evely, read my Friday Five Interview here.
Photo courtesy of http://worldathleticscenter.com/
Part I: an introduction to strength training – why should athletes lift? Matt Jordan wrote this awesome piece that has now become the 2nd most read post on the site:
Part II: an introduction to loading parameters – how we manipulate load in S&C programming – and why we do it (Stuart wrote this one):
Part III: Brett Bartholomew wrote an excellent post on creating a high-performance culture – and how this affects athlete performance – an often under-looked piece of the puzzle:
Part IV: Matt wrote the best overview on periodization that I have ever read – truly a must-read:
Part V: is a practical example of what we do from a periodization/organization standpoint – and how this is guided by philosophy – not a model:
JIMSON’S ADVICE: Now is not the time to change anything in your S&C program. Please wait until the end of your competition season before making any major changes.