Originally Posted by Gavin Harrison
There's the so called "Russian System", which is simply a pretty normal periodization. Though, I just read and interesting thing written by Mel Siff here (wfs)
That's some interesting insight right there. It is true that the "best" athletes have a tendency for being able to recover better or at least avoid injuries though.. and it does probably have at least something to do with genetics (stronger tendons, more natural test/gh for faster recovery, etc.) at least at the highest levels of competition. But then again.. who's to say that someone who has less ability to recover might inevitably have better biomechanics or the bone structure to put up heavier weight in the end? There's definitely good and bad points.
But I totally agree with the.. blatant need to provide cookie cutter type stuff here. It's pretty busted.