Quote from nellie
Yes. I still use many of the same protocols I used with Charles. The fat bar stuff is great in gen prep, but the loads usually aren't heavy enough to optimize strength due to the added lateral instability in the movement.
Charles prescribed more of a linear periodization model for athletes not working with him every day. For athletes training with him, he made many adjustments based on observations. Watching how he made alterations to the workouts based on observations and gauge of fatigue, he was definitely following more of non-linear style of training.
Today, I advocate for linear programming for younger athletes. For more advanced I prefer non-linear, non-structured. The linear and split programs (upper/lower/other) workouts allow younger athletes to learn proper movement. The non-linear programs follow more of whole body workout with varying levels of intensity. These programs allow me to adjust on the fly based on how I feel. If I'm feeling strong, I pursue a heavier workout. If I'm feeling off, I choose a lower intensity workout.
published at Mar 11th 2013 7:19am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/