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Long Term Planning & Strategy for Athletes

One of the biggest mistakes I see athletes make is their lack of long term planning for their development. They outsource their training to a coach, go in the competitions that they want to (which could be too many, or too few), and regardless of their results, continue on in the same manner of training. They’ll do this for years at a time, obviously improving, but in no way reaching their potential. You see the same thing in the business world — the typical guy/gal who works hard day in and day out, but just can’t seem to get ahead.

  • Strength levels
  • Nutrition
  • Weight class (if applicable)
  • Skill development
  • Match performance
  • Overall competition results
  • What didn’t go well
  • Why didn’t it go well
  • Did you perform as expected
  • Programming
  • Weight cutting
  • Skill development
  • Competition mindset
  • Competition scheduling
  • Strength
  • Day to day routine
  • Sleep
  • Which competitions you need to do to qualify for them
  • Which competitions you want to do for experience
  • How long you need to spend on event training before each competition
  • How much weight you need to cut
  • Travel to the event (and accommodation if applicable)
  • Money spent on travel and the events
  • How much recovery time you’ll need after each competition

𝘼𝙪𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙧, 𝙤𝙘𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧. 𝘼𝙩𝙝𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙤𝙡𝙙𝙞𝙚𝙧 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚.

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