There are no short cuts to success. The right way may be the long way, but the long way never disappoints. Short cuts on the other hand…. well, they are full of short-lived unsatisfying highs followed by depressive prolonged lows. What’s the point in that? The right way begins from one place and one place only: health. Its our belief that real success, real peak performance all arise from real health (i.e. real as in without compromise, hence without negative consequences). If training ain’t healthy, then its not training for peak performance.
There is a difference! Training and for that matter a lifestyle, designed to game your physiology and psychology encouraging you to push ever harder to over-reach for results is unhealthy and inevitably leads to disappointment (hence the current mental health crisis: the mindset of ‘no pain – no gain’ revered as the ultimate way to success yields a zero sum end game where illness, injury and the countless mental health issues athletes are encountering are a clear consequence).
What is healthy training? It is training that respects your daily energy level (e.g. Garmin Body Battery, Deep Sleep & Resting HR). Its training that customizes workloads to the athlete’s available energy level by drawing from an array of options including skill acquisition, technique development, base building, spatial awareness, coordination & agility training, and of course dryland to maximize each and every day without ever excessively draining or depleting the athlete. When the energy level (aka health) is respected, consistent progress and peak performance are possible without any deleterious consequences.
The result: athletes live out their fullest potential in sport, and in life beyond sport.