The following words of wisdom are from the elusive "Dietrich Buchenholz", aka "DB Hammer". He enjoyed some online success as an author and S&C guru until he inexplicably disappeared. He sold (and to my knowledge, still sells) a book entitled "The Best Sports Training Book Ever!" - a presumptious title if ever there was one. Despite the hyperbole and the endless criticisms and comparisons to Christian Thibaudeau and Jay Schroeder, the book has many, many nuggets of training wisdom. If you can get past the book's jargon, poor editing, and lack of clear articulation, you can see flashes of genius within it. Many of DB Hammer's articles and the book can be found at inno-sport.net.
"It is better to spend one year on instruction and three years of rapid progression than four years of slowed progress from a cookie-cutter set up".
"It is very important that you don't fall into the trap of accepting traditional numbers in terms of appropriate volume. I always cringe when I hear that Major League Baseball has decidedly set a pitch count at about 100-120 pitches. It's not to say that this value is too much for all athletes. It's just the ones who can't handle it that end up getting their arm repaired by the latest in sports surgery. If they would just adopt autoregulatory principles then the rate of arm injury would drop in that sport from 70% to nil in less than a single season! I hear the same ignorance in all sports. Bodybuilders train off of a program that some guy does because his 'idol man' gets good results from it. Sprinters follow the workout regimen of someone else - including some random study - most likely because they have little else to go off of besides feel. You need to set up your own training program based on your neurodynamic needs, not someone else's, and perform the correct amount of work based on your ability, not based on the merit of some newsstand magazine.... After all, did you really think that 5x5 reps was best for everybody? I mean, seriously, do you think that these nice, round integers are really all that accurate? I'm here to tell you that they never were and never will be. You can guess all the time, but you will, at best, only be right a fraction of the time - if at all. However, if you use autoregulatory training as your cheat sheet then you can't miss - all the answers are right there in front of you."