summary: Strength and conditioning coaches put a lot of time and effort into designing effective off-season strength and conditioning programs. Certainly, this is the time where the majority of increases in size, strength, power, and speed are going to occur. However, to maintain those adaptations that occur during the off-season phase throughout the duration of the in-season phase requires effective program design. The purpose of this column is to learn from our panel of coaches how they design effective in-season training programs.
(C) 2005 National Strength and Conditioning Association