[quote author="JazzyJustJazzy" date="1165783485"]
I agree with coach johnson. I like using the basics all the time, I love that web site it mentions specific exercises you can use from practicaly a-z. I like to know my options I can use, for sprinters and bla bla bla, you get my point "football man" you keep keeping it simple (KISS). I could think of many exercises that aren't critical that I could still use and benefit my performance. :wink1:
That's quite rude, UT does a fine job posting on this board and he's one of a handfull or two that are worthwhile listening to. To often people lose sight of the Variation Principle. The idea for a sprinter is to gain maximum strength and power, the basics he listed are crucial to that exact development. You add variations to workouts to prevent stagnation and enhance adaptation, nothing more, nothing less, those variations do include types of activities done, also the tempo at which they are done, the volume at which they are done, load at which they are done, and the recovery period involved. My kids having only a handful of weight room exercises that they can do, about 8-12 depending on the level at which they lift and compete. We change from parrallel, 1/2, and 1/4 squats year round, we do overhead and front squats and they all vary in intensity and relate specifically to the track work that we are doing. Everything we do has a specific purpose and each training session should have a specific purpose. You may add other qualities to it, but the focus and flow a training session have to have an applied scientific reasoning to them to provide for optimal adaptation.
You can do all those other exercises and find yourself in a never ending cycle of medocrity or you might find success by chance. Myself, I would be rather guided by tried and true scientific principles in my training than a potpourri of garbage.
i didnt mean to be rude, i just feel if a movement is worth doing once its worth doing all the time, now var can come in many diff ways, reps, sets, density, etc etc