interesting blog. i would like to see the test numbers of some good people anonymously. i see a lot of inverse relationships between testing & track performance 🙂 i am talking about athlete to athlete. obviously testing improvements for a given athlete are a good sign.
Yeah I’ve noticed this too but not so much in my programs. I think it has to do a little with practice specificity. A lot of people have their athletes test activities that they never do in practice…and many times, even when they do do the activities they aren’t done with any intensity. I see this all the time with multi-throws tests. Also, I totally agree about the point about testing values being more valuable to compare within an athlete rather than across athletes. However I will say that generally my best test numbers (at least on my scored multi-event tests) always turn out to be the best ‘on the track’ performers.
I’ve posted some elite testing data on here before but it was years ago. Anything in particular anybody wants to see. I’ve got stuff somewhere…just need to find it.
still providing workouts to Army… that will be interesting especially if/when they hire a coach of lesser qualification. when will they hire a replacement? why do so many teams wait so long to hire assistant coaches (or even sometimes leave the spot vacant)?
I don’t believe the new head coach arrives / starts until October 1 so it will probably be some time after that.