With the start of our new program cycle this week, comes a new write-up and explanation of what you can expect as athletes. Check it out and come prepared to make mental and physical gains!
It only seems appropriate with January fast approaching to grow better once more. Proving that “nothing new but the year” is merely a myth. “Fulfillment” and “Purpose” are universally applicable in context of training between both competitive and non-competitive athletes. Whether competitive athletes are training for a “purpose” or non-competitive athletes are finding “fulfillment” from their training. There is a single whiteboard that could be shared between them.
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year always always bring the present moment forward or take us back to the past. These holidays always seem to illuminate the important people, and inadvertently put regiments and routines on hold. Anyone searching to find more self fulfillment during these times? Anyone interested in goal setting? Giving purpose to the next 15 weeks?
What lies ahead of us here at the OC is a house full of methods and madness. Fifteen weeks of programming, separated into 3 week segments. Each segment with a bias, deliberate approach to improving performance and principles of fitness. These segments are known as “Chunks” behind the curtain. As a teaser, these chunks could be titled :
“Who and What is a Cardio?”
“Only an Animal Can Man-age This!”
“Push It, uh huh uh huh, Push It Good!”
“I saw the Light!”
“De Ja Vu”
With this approach and pursuit for happiness (and I know, everything that shines isn’t always going to be gold) comes an unveiling of fresh movement patterns and regiments. It’s important to address that change is hard but, in our environment change is always good! Without change, there is slow to no growth and development. It’s been a cornerstone for our programs success. Success in athlete development and injury prevention. Once again, embrace this journey. Please and Thank You.
It was difficult deciding whether to open or conclude this letter with this information but, here we are : These “chunks” bring about fresh concepts that include “Sub Maximal” efforts which, “Yes” mean lesser intensity at times. These chunks include multiple training sessions with large rest periods, tempo movements, and more.
What’s most important throughout this process is contribution and participation on your behalf! Truth be told, training 2 to 3 times a week for roughly 35-45 minutes may not bring the desired effect. Regardless if the OC prescribed World War 3 workouts, or meticulous methodology designed for improvement. Before criticizing the protocol, consider the efforts and consistency of the athlete. Which leads to the final two points and recommendations for success :
Be there. Sunshine or Snowfall.
Journal. Journal. Journal. Journal.
The supreme method for getting in touch with training and being in tune with the body is to detail the body’s experiences. If not to track success, to validate the value of the time spent on the floor. Any athlete unfamiliar to journals can ask any coach on the floor for guidance on how to journal. Bring in 2015 with a bang! Leave it at the door, and leave it on the floor. See you there.
-OC Coaching Staff.