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Old 10-18-2006, 08:37 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Pierre Auge View Post
if you don't mind me interjecting here I have only one point. Time at rest between training and practice is something I don't really see tossed around much, anywhere really. A good practice I have found with new or stubborn athletes if you have either of these, or even those who are just typically injury prone, is to split the time.

Put some time between training and practice and most often a much higher workload can be maintained particularly in season. Let's say it would look something like this just for shits and giggles:

Day 1
12 hours at rest (work, school, whatever)

12 hours at rest (same stuff)

and so on, use your jugdement as a coach as you get closer to competitive days in your schedules by removing whatever aspect of training you feel will hurt absolute performance in competition.

You probably know this stuff hence you being on this particular forum, and among this particular crowd. I pretty much just like to hear myself type though no applicable relevance may exist.

I know what you mean Pierre, its good to be in company of knowledgeable coaches as well. Right now, I'm priming one of my athletes to break the novice record in her weight class for powerlifting. She's within 30 kilos of the deadlift record and she's doing it all raw, no belt, suits or wraps.

I'm also gonna write up a program for a new client, a BJJ/MMA practitioner who wants to improve overall strength, which looks very interesting to me
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Old 10-19-2006, 03:21 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Ken Urakawa View Post
I won't speak to basketball (being almost 5'8"--in O-lifting shoes), but I'd have to disagree about soccer. The best players I know are the ones who play the game anytime and all the time. Individual ball skills and creativity are emphasized in more casual games. One of the problems with US Soccer (and a lot of other sports, IMHO) is the "professionalization" of youth sports. The players train year-round, always in a structured environment. We haven't produced a Pele or Ronaldinho, partly because our best athletes play money sports, but mostly because those players grew up playing in the streets constantly.

Anyway, I'll cut this short and get off my rant now, while I'm still welcome here...
I think that is a great insight. Luis Gutierrez of Straight Blast Gym talks a lot aobut "play as the way" whether its BJJ or jsut life. I think a highly regemented program like was the norm in eastern block countries obviously produces results but often at a high cost to the humanity of those involved.
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:56 AM   #13
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Steve- I agree with you about the S&C. I was referring specifically to the skill side of things, which I think can be enhanced by playing in non-structured games.

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