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:
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)