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2013 vs. 2014

The Proof is in the Pudding

When Martin and I outlined Bondarchuk’s approach to periodization at our seminars in December we received a few comments that, while it sounds great in theory, it could not be implemented in a high school or college setting. College coaches are under pressure to produce results fast, the argument goes, and traditional methods work better over the short-term.  Others said that this may work for elite athletes but that high school athletes need to build a better base before moving on to a more complex method that includes emphasis on specific exercises out of season. Last month Derek put together a great comparison of different approaches to periodization, but one thing he didn’t address were arguments like these.

Training Blogs

  • Martin Bingisser

    The Swiss Hammer Throw champion and national coach talks about training and throwing.

  • Kibwé Johnson

    The US champion takes us along on the road to the 2016 Olympics.

  • Vern Gambetta

    A leader in athletic develompent, Gambetta wrties from experience across many sports.

  • Jason Young

    Olympic discus thrower and coach Jason Young shares his ideas on throwing and training.

  • Derek Evely

    Former Candian and UK training center director writes about training theory and organization.

  • Zac Brouillette

    Strength coach Zac Brouillette applies his athletics background to a variety of sports.

Quote of the Week

Harry Marra

“The final cue should really come from the athlete. I’ll ask ‘What are you feeling on that throw?’ If they answer that they feel they are loading their big right toe, then I’ll use it since I know that’s what gets them to respond.”

Harry MarraCoach of World Record Holder Ashton EatonTraining Talk With Harry Marra

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