All programs work; they only work for so long. Nothing works forever! Louie Simmons said it best “to adapt is not to adapt”. Hans Selye an endocrinologist stated that there are 3 stages of adaptation (Alarm, Resistance, and Exhaustion). One thing to keep in mind is that the body does not differentiate stressors. All stress is stress and is accumulative over time. Training affects 7 different biological systems.
As Strength and Conditioning coaches we are always looking to find an advantage in the weight room to help better our teams on the field. As a Strength and Conditioning coach, we are constantly repeating ourselves about how our athletes are performing high quality reps. What is the definition of a high quality rep? A high quality rep is done at maximum power and speed. The problem with this though is that power and speed tend to quickly drop off after two to three reps.
Are you training your athletes to be in the optimal range for explosive power? Are your athletes
strong but cannot move? Are your athletes fast but are not strong? How do you know if your
training program is training the right stimulants for your athletes?