David, I’d rather not play ‘musical threads’ with respect to posting here and posting there so I’m going to respond to your post right here.
David, first off I want to congratulate you on the class and professionalism that you demonstrated in both pointing out your views on my own as well as presenting your own views and experience.
I rarely observe this on internet forums and even more rarely does it occur coming from the minds of those who share different views than my own.
I understand how my views on the literature may appear, to some, as being consistent with Authoritarianism.
I also won’t deny that I actually feel this way about a great deal of my own thinking.
you see, I, nor anyone else, can deny ‘what is’ or what ‘has worked’ for others.
What I am compelled and ‘wired’ to question is not whether something has worked, but rather, was it the most optimal relative to the particular criteria that I use to program and organize the training.
We all know that ‘many roads lead to Rome’. This is not the question. The question, if I am to use that analogy, is in what proximity are we to Rome, what obstacles lie in our path, will the weather conditions influence our decision, are we interested in the most direct route or the scenic one, and so on; and in that context, while there may still be many available roads for us to choose from, there will certainly be more or less optimal routes to take relative to the considerations I mentioned.
I’m glad that you were able to gain useful information from my website.
Rest assured that I do not feature anything, not one thing, on my website that I do not determine to be of high value to the professor, coach practioner, and athlete.
There is no question as to whether the sources you sited may effectively be assimilated into the training.
The question is who, what, when , where, how, and why.
My interest in the work of the Soviets is not limited to that former regime alone; I am generally more interested in what most other countries are doing in the form of athlete training and my extensive library of translated documents fortifies this claim.
Again, your professionalism is welcomed and interestingly and ironically enough, I should note that this is often my experience with individuals, such as yourself, who are not natives of my country; but, instead, the more informed variety that, by necessity, is multi-lingual and typically much more well informed to a host of matters not limited to sport training.