Jan 16, 2021
EvelChat #5: "The Embrace" A Chat with Stu McMillan
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In this episode of EvelChat, Stu McMillan returns for his 2nd discussion with Derek, getting deep into a number of important issues around coaching & training such as the direction of current coaching methods and the place of sport science in coaching practice. Other topics include:

Embracing technology.

Understanding and managing component parts and their interactions.

Bondarchuk and Polarized training and their benefits in terms of managing variables and component parts.

The dangers of too many variables / inputs in a training program & making assumptions based upon individual constituent responses.

Our understanding about the body and respecting the complexity of it.

Where is coaching practice heading?

Outsourced, siloed & recipe thinking vs. independent ideas in coaching practice.

The quantification of neural load.

Fluctuating vs. stable loading to achieve adaptation.

Hormetic vs. Kurtosis types of loading

Defining neural load: 6x200m 92% (6), 4x300m 90% (5), 6x200m 85% (4), 150, 200, 250, 200, 150 87% (5)

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