[quote author="Carl Valle" date="1362772025"]Amazing how the 10% rule is mocked or praised, but I think the point of it is about incremental loading. Realistically 10% is not perfect, but I think it illustrates a point. Add volume and intensity slowly and progressively. So many times injuries come from other factors, such as surface and mechanics, but loading should not be the primary fault of injury. Prescribing sequence and progression isn
You were kind of all over the place with that blog. You’ve mixed three separate issues under one heading. The theory of progressive overload, the 10% rule, and issues resulting from very high volumes of competition, all have very little to do with each other.
The 10% rule applies usually to resisted explosive training or resisted sprinting. Many advocate the slowing the athlete more than 10% is detrimental, although many argue that some aspects of training allow it. That is an area of debate.
Progressive overload refers to the the philosophy that in order to make progress, you must continually overload the stimulus. In the weight room, that means that if you want to get bigger and stronger, you need to continually increase the load. However, I don’t think anyone advocates that these increases come in increments of 10%, so I don’t see the connection there. There is not much debate concerning progressive overload.
High frequency competition is what it is and there are two sides to that debate, but again I don’t see any relationship to either the 10% rule or to the theory of progressive overload.[/quote]
The 10% rule is not just about sleds. It might be good to do some reading on coaching adages that are out there.