GAINcast 56: Peaking and Getting Ready

As coaches, the competition season is our test. Did we get our athletes ready for the big competition? On this episode Vern talks about strategies and best practices for helping your athletes peak and get ready when it counts.

This Episode’s Question: How do athletes bring out their best results when it counts?

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Highlights

To start off with, Vern discussed how peaking is not about doing something new:

Peaking: it's not what you do, it's what you don't do. Click To Tweet What you do NOW is an accumulation of what has been done before. @coachgambetta Click To Tweet

Getting ready is also an individualized process. And it involves planning to find the right combinations of volume, intensity, and density. Vern shared some experiences and tips:

Check how they respond to rest. You don't want it to come down to a role of dice at the end. Click To Tweet If in doubt, don’t do it. One less rep or set is better than one more. @coachgambetta Click To Tweet Intensity if one of the last things you take out when you taper. @bingisser Click To Tweet A bad performance is more often due to lack of stabilization than strength or speed. Click To Tweet

For more on this topic, listen to the full episode above. If you like what you hear on the GAINcast, don’t forget to give us a review and subscribe on iTunes.

Highlights

For more on this topic, listen to the full episode above. If you like what you hear on the GAINcast, don’t forget to give us a review and subscribe on iTunes.

Further Reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:

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