December 2016 Happy Hour: Simple Planning Solutions

For the December 2016 Happy Hour, we discussed simple planning solutions. Topics included:

  • The lack of evidence showing more complex periodization models work better;
  • Nick Lumley explains how he takes a simple and flexible approach to working with his Scottish 7s rugby players;
  • The role of planning and progressions with simple approaches;
  • Modular approaches to training and planning used by Nick Garcia and Vern Gambetta;
  • Finding continuous chances to train and the value of continuity;
  • The value of intense short training sessions;
  • How simple approaches help give athletes ownership of the program;
  • The role of monitoring in individualization and finding the minimum/maximum effective dose; and
  • Testing as training.


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