What makes training difficult isn’t the challenge of getting someone fitter and stronger. It’s understanding how to keep athletes improving for a long time.
What happens when it feels like you stop improving? In a sport where you get punished more for your weaknesses than you do rewarded for your strengths, finding ways to progress long-term is essential. But maybe our framing of improvement needs to evolve with time spent in sport. We might need to look more granularly at our skills and develop them this way.
In this episode, we look into some of the ways we can start feeling like we’re not improving and ways to combat this and still make training challenging, engaging and ultimately get you closer to your training goals.
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- [3:00] When do athletes start to feel like they’re not improving
- [4:00] Athletes should reframe their expectations
- [6:15] Ceilings on performance in CrossFit do exist
- [9:00] Structuring training priorities for more advanced and experienced athletes
- [10:50] Good responders to training are not the norm
- [12:30] Finding a way of making yourself productive on things you’re limited on
- [14:30] Going down the specificity route too hard
- [16:00] Repetition without repetition with skill acquisition
- [19:30] Giving people more variation to keep motivation
- [21:00] Keeping training different and interesting for those that train alone
- [23:00] Do coaches know if what they programme is going to work?
- [24:00] Working on your weaknesses and GOAT day!
- [25:30] Making training progressions more narrowly defined