I think the problem that most people have when developing a program is not considering cause and effect. We really should reverse engineer when it comes to health and fitness. The finish line needs to be clearly defined; whether it is to be fastest, strongest, sexiest or even just be in optimal homeostatic balance. Since we are all very different, each diet and exercise plan should be tailored to be effective.
Who do you turn to for programming guidance when there are multiple goals (e.g. Flexibility, strength, conditioning, cardio, power, endurance, stamina, etc.). The answer that the author of the article offered was:
Decathlon trainers / coaches. With years of experience, most have learned to put together programs that create synergy in athletic development, something that by the way is not easy.
Unfortunately, not many books, manuals, articles, etc. by Decathlon coaches are available in electronic form for the average person to gain understanding. and the few that there are, have to be modified to take into consideration the particular person's ability, potential and interest.
Maybe with time, fitness experts will eventually generate templates and information that help common people put together a well rounded physical training plan.
How can we improve our skill level, without ending up in DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), lack of flexibility, mobility and agility, or with damage to joints, etc.
Physical ed is moving in the right direction, but there is way to go yet.
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