Programming is the coach's best guess on how to get you from where you are to where you want to be.  What makes it even more fun is that coaches have to get you there on time.  It does not help if you arrive at your destination too early or too late.  For most sports competition dates are set in stone, and they do not change based on when we 'feel' ready.  

Today I just want to list out what we wrote out in each of our past articles so that this post can serve as a reference point to the others.  I hope this information has been useful for our athletes and for others.  We will continue posting articles every Tuesday on various topics that we find interesting and hope you will fine helpful!  Stay tuned for next week when we will discuss what it means to be in a strength sport organized by weight classes.  

  • Article 1:  "He who fails to plan, is planning to fail."  What is programming?
  • Article 2:  General Adaptation Syndrome and managing Fatigue.
  • Article 3:  Sport Specific Adaptations
  • Article 4:  The 7 Major Programming Variables and the 5 Training Outcomes
  • Article 5:  The Big 2 Programming Variables: Volume and Intensity
  • Article 6:  Intensity Zones and how they impact training
  • Article 7:  The Love/Hate Relationship of Volume and Intensity
  • Article 8:  How to Mix Volume and Intensity to Get Different Training Outcomes
  • Article 9:  The OTHER Training Variables: Exercise Selection, Tempo and Exercise Order
  • Article 10: Periodization, Annual Plans, and Multiyear Plans
  • Article 11: Macrocycles
  • Article 12: Mesocycles
  • Article 13:  Microcycles

Kurt Roderick, CSCS, USAW-ASPC L2, CF-L3, AOLC