因此，您正在与一个17岁的足球运动员一起工作，并且您使用超速训练和法国对比 the weight room with him, and you took off 0.2 of his 40 time. Awesome! And then what?!\u00a0 What are you going to do next time? When using those methods stop improving? Tow him with the car him with a car and do super maximal lifts? 3x10, 5x10, 10x10, Depth jumps, max effort lifting, over speed running, concentrated loading, hyper gravity training, bands, chains, vibration, electric stimulation, overspeed, supplementation.\u00a0 These have all been proven to work.\u00a0 But as a coach, with the level athlete(s) that you are working with, the question must always be asked, are we at the place that this is necessary?!\u00a0\u00a0 At what expense will these things effect my athlete?\u00a0 Sure they will get an improvement, but whats the cost of doing business?\u00a0 Is this really needed? Are we just stroking our egos to say we do this advanced work?\u00a0 Are we just trying to crack an egg with a sledgehammer??? \u201cOur industry has a problem, and it's called Acceleritis.\u201d Henk Kraanijanhof There are a lot of schools of thought 上 how to develop athletes and I like to consider myself not in any particular camp.\u00a0 I consider myself a resultist.\u00a0 I am all for getting people better and moving the needle in the right direction.\u00a0 However, I do care about the cost of doing business; and there is always a cost! I view my time with my athletes usually in 4-year windows.\u00a0 That is around the average time I spent with an athlete, whether that is the case or not.\u00a0 If that is the average time I get, then the question is how can I achieve the highest results each year I get to spend with them?\u00a0 I understand that I am different than most, and I am OK with this.\u00a0 I understand that everyone\u2019s situations are different.\u00a0 That not everyone who works with athletes looks as far down the road as I do.\u00a0 But if you or anyone you know who works particularly with middle, high school & college athletes, please at least take the rest of what I about to write into consideration. \u201cWhat doesn\u2019t kill you\u2026makes you less sensitive.\u201d Dr. Natalia Verkhoshansky Intensity kills sensitivity.\u00a0 Dr. Bondarchuk (who in my opinion is 上 e of, if not thee top expert 上 adaptation and training transfer) has stated that whether you use high intensity or low intensity with younger athletes, the results will be the same.\u00a0 The difference is that with high intensity work there is no coming back from high intensity, and the plasticity of the nervous system stiffens so that the 上 ly way you can keep improving is by using high intensity and or more volume of high intensity. So to quote the rugby strength coach, Keir Wenham-Flatt: \u201cWhen you expose an athlete to a training means that they are not yet qualified to use, you rob of the adaptation to it twice: you rob them 上 the front end because they do not have the basis to get the full development of it.\u00a0 And later 上 in their career when you need that ace up your sleeve they are desensitized to it.\u201d \u00a0What is the cost of doing business?! Many times private industry coaches will say \u201cWhen my kids come back from college they are always worse than when they left.\u201d Or vice versa, collegiate coaches will say when the kids come back they are worse off.\u00a0 My devil\u2019s advocate question for the coach is, is it the program that made them worse? Or the fact that you use such or intensity methods that you hurt their long term development? So when they go off to school \/ come back to you, their CNS is so hardened that 上 ly a bazooka can make a dent in it. \u201cAfter you have had filet mignon, it's hard to go back to hamburger helper.\u201d Jay Z About 10 years ago, I worked with a high school football program.\u00a0 I was responsible for athletes from 7th grade to 12th.\u00a0 At the time I was heavily influenced by West Side Barbell, EliteFTS, James \u201cThe Thinker\u201d Smith, Charlie Francis and so 上 .\u00a0 Also at that time I became friends with a gentleman named Yosef Johnson, the owner of Ultimate Athlete Concepts.\u00a0 Yosef and I were having a conversation 上 e day about his athletes, and I was listening to the crazy results he was getting with them.\u00a0 So I asked what he was doing.\u00a0 He said 1x20.\u00a0 We discussed what it was and how he uses it.\u00a0 I was intrigued enough by his results to want to try it.\u00a0 I wasn\u2019t fully committed however so I decided to try it with 上 ly have of my athletes.\u00a0 The other half I used a 531 lifting loading parameters with a vertical integration of jumps and sprints (short to long).\u00a0 The exercise selections stayed the same, just the loading parameters were different. Long story short, every 6-8 weeks I would test my athletes in single leg broad jumps and vertical jumps.\u00a0 And every time it was a 2:1 improvement with the 1x20 group over the other loading group.\u00a0 This happened over several test periods.\u00a0 So then in the spring I decided to switch everyone over to 1x20, and I\u2019ve never really looked back since.\u00a0 Once you have seen how little it takes to get improvement, it's hard to want to use any more than that. Don\u2019t confuse a plastic nervous system with a sensitive nervous system.\u00a0 I heard a lot that \u201cYoung athletes are very plastic. They will respond to anything.\u201d \tPlasticity of the nervous system means that the athlete is formidable to any type of training to get a result in many directions (strength, power, speed,etc.). \tSensitivity of the nervous system means that it doesn\u2019t take much for the athlete to get a result. The contrary to that is that it doesn\u2019t take much to push them over the threshold of too much.\u00a0 I believe that there is a separate threshold for recovery as there is for adaptation.\u00a0 I posed this question to a mentor of mine, Dr. Natalia Verkhoshansky, and she agreed with me especially with lower level athletes. I see and hear coaches who work with the same biological age and sport athletes that I do (I know everyone is different), and they are using maximum effort lifting, overspeed sprinting, depth jumps from 30\u201d boxes, French contrast methods. One specific example is there was a coach that used to work with high school football players, and I use to stalk his social media and website.\u00a0 One of the main drivers for this coach was the use of HRV and monitoring recovery.\u00a0\u00a0 At the same time I was working with athletes of the same age and level.\u00a0 During the summer right before our plyometric phase, I had a football player doing kettlebell jumps.\u00a0 Just 1 set of 10 reps with a 50lb kettlebell.\u00a0 Interesting enough, that coach was also doing kettlebell jumps with is athlete; however, his kid was doing 3 sets of 10 reps with a 70lbs kettlebell.\u00a0 I just found it interesting that we use the same tool (a bit different), but the lens in which we were viewing them was different.\u00a0 He was monitoring HRV and recovery from said work.\u00a0 I was monitoring if my athlete was jumping higher from workout to workout. Everyone is familiar that with younger athletes that they tend to have a faster ability to recover.\u00a0 However, I pose the question of rather looking at JUST recovery and how much the athlete can handle, look at adaptation and improvements in your KPI\u2019s (Key Performance Indicators) instead.\u00a0 I believe that if you follow adaption and improvement, recovery will happen. I am not advocating for everyone to use a 1x20 approach, as I really don\u2019t care.\u00a0 However, the question that I want to leave you with is this: Can you get your athletes better with doing less than what you are currently doing? I\u2019ll repeat with what I said earlier, 上 ce you have seen how little it takes to get improvement, it's hard to want to use any more than that.