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Have you noticed how some coaches produce outstanding athletes on a regular basis? Look at Louie Simmons or Josh Bryant, for example, they always have some of the strongest men in the world under their tutelage. This isn’t some kind of supernatural coincidence, it is because they understand the laws of training and how to piece it all together to create better training programs. Like legendary moonshiner Popcorn Sutton, theses coaches know just the right amount of each ingredient to include to create a superior product.
There are some hard and fast laws of training that must be followed. These are not suggestions, they are LAWS. It is within these laws that the variation in programming can take place. The 7 Granddaddy Laws according to Dr. Fred Hatfield (Dr. Squat) are as follows:
So, when you are creating a program for yourself or your athletes you need to make sure that all of these laws are being followed. The art of programming is knowing how and when to adjust variables, while still adhering to the laws of training. This is why I am in constant communication with my online clients, feedback is crucial to the process.
Knowing when and how to adjust training variables is a skill that takes some experience and knowledge, but following these laws will make it a much easier task.