High volume AND highly complicated training is certainly not the optimal way to train even if you do see some improvements in performance.
High volume training often lack quality training and quality is one of the most important aspects of training for a speed/power athlete.
Highly complicated training makes consistant measures and analyses very difficult.
Performing a training program and not knowing or accounting for if it is actually benifiting you is quite dangerous.
You should be able to measure progress consistantly throughout a long preparation period. For example, performing specific tests every 3-4 weeks and seeing improvements almost every testing period. For specific tests should include a:
Short speed test
Long speed/ speed end test
Max strength test
Hope that helps.
Thank you, Nick.
I am improving in results doing that high volume and complicated trainig program. I do jump and speed tests. I only don’t do max strength test… Anyway, you can see in my training journal that I am improving in strength too.
But if that is still not a proof that this program is best for me, what else should I do to find that out??