2013 is upon us with a new year brings time to evaluate the past year and plan for the next year. Analyzing if your plan reached it’s desire goal and if not why. Many times with an experienced athlete & coach team, everything may have worked perfectly, but now they are adjusting the program to handle heavier loads in the next year.
For many of my experienced athletes this is the key. Building on previous work loads to handle more tonnage. But not only lifting more weight but lifting more efficiently. All successful programs show that an elite athlete continued to lift heavier weights the more experienced they got. Where I am primarily concerned is the efficiency at these top weights. If two athletes both completed 20,000 tons of successful lifts, but Athlete A attempted 40,000 tons and only made 20,000 and Athlete B attempted 25,000 tons and made 20,000 tons. Not only who was more successful but which will be a predictor of future success? Future overuse/injury? This is another reason to analyze the data and adjust the program accordingly.