OK… No nonsense here – just some thoughts
on training pertaining to what I’ve been reading lately and
how I train my teams (swimming, track, and many others). No particular
order, but the pieces do fit:
A. Training regularly, systematically, and progressively are keys
to obtaining the desired goals of training (better competitive performances!!).
B. The real effectiveness of training depends
to a large extent on the quality of distances covered (or movements
performed) at high velocities.
C. Training intensity is directly proportional
to your competitive results.
D. Double practices can benefit several fitness
factors, and optimal recovery is required to reap these benefits.
E. Train as hard as possible, as often as possible,
while staying as “fresh” as possible.
F. You must develop neuromuscular capacity to
improve maximal speed; maximal speed being an important predictor
of both sprint AND endurance performances.
G. Greater speed depends on greater force production,
quicker force production, and improved stability and coordination.
These attributes are not developed in a day or a week, but over
the course of seasons and years.