I am currently earning my Master’s in Coaching Science from Ohio University. Since this program is eating up a ton of my regular blogging time, I figured I would try to double-dip on certain blog-worthy discussions. Recently, I had a fellow coach ask me “What are the variables that you would tweak or reevaluate if the program is not getting the results that you had previously expected?”
Without knowing his athletes, programming, facilities, it is tough to diagnose. Here was my response with some ideas on why a program may not work as expected.
Changing too much too quickly – Rather, think gradual progressions
Too flashy / gimmicky – Rather, focus on the fundamentals.
The resistance training program is gospel – Rather, write in pencil
Keeping the weights light – Rather, work in the appropriate intensity and rep ranges.
Using all machines – Rather, train like an athlete