I have had this thought since way back in 2006, though its a compilation of different training regimens, periodizations, and phases. What I found worked the best when training for triathlon also worked perfectly when i adapted it to martial arts competitions. In fact, it is the basis for every training program i create, and if you look hard enough you can see how it fits in the majority of other training programs out there.
Principles are few; Methods are many.
As the new year starts, people want to try new workouts, new programs, new races etc.I find in my conversations with others where i am hopelessly trying to explain the principles behind the methods, most people don’t want to learn the principles so they can create their own methods.
Generally speaking, people want to be told what to do. Either they don’t have the time or the drive to learn the principles, and the older i get the more i understand why. Its just easier to have someone feed you a schedule and tell you what to do and when to do it. What does that mean for me?
I’m jumping on the bandwagon. Right now, i am testing and writing a program that is geared toward the Obstacle Course races that have become so popular; we are going to call it The Eco-Warrior Blueprint: How to Fully Train for Obstacle races on a Part-Time Schedule- x Weeks to Victory.
The reason for the “X”? Its probably going to be set up in different lengths of races and based on the amount of time someone has to get ready. I would prefer to have a longer distance race entail a longer training schedule, something based around 8-12 weeks. So if you are planning on an Obstacle course race this year, stay tuned for a great training program that will surely get anyone from couch professional to race ready in as little to 8 weeks.
Stay tuned and thanks for reading.