After focusing on getting back to the basics in October, we turned our attention to a new site theme in November: adaptation. In one sense, adaptation is the most basic element of training; everything we do is aimed at trying to get the body to adapt. But the body is complex, which makes our job difficult. Throughout the month we put together a variety of resources to help understand that complexity. An overview is below.
- John Kiely discusses the complexity of adaptation and the stress response and six key factors that influence adaptation.
- In this month’s hangout, powerlifting coaches Mike Tuchscherer and Bryce Lewis join us for a discussion on bottom-up planning and planning for complexity.
Articles on adaptation
- The biology of adaptation by Craig Pickering in this month’s Sports Science Monthly
- What can the Glasgow effect teach us about stress and adaptation? by Craig Pickering
- Additional resources on stress and adaptation by Martin Bingisser
Articles on planning
- Fundamental training Principles – a review by Vern Gambetta
- Time: the untapped training variable by Martin Bingisser
- Peaking and periodization: are we doing things wrong? by Martin Bingisser
- Plan less, prepare more by Martin Bingisser
- How embracing risk helps you control it by Martin Bingisser
- Creating adaptable athletes by Craig Pickering
- Finding the athlete-appropriate plan by Steve Myrland