A key thing to realize is that regardless of what training you do, in order to be successful you have to keep your body in a condition in which it can adapt well to the stress. In today’s busy, stressful world, that’s not an easy thing to do, and I think a lot of time and effort gets wasted because of that.

The following is an excerpt from my answer to a question from a guy who was jump training and doing a lot of other exercise and not seeing much improvement in any area…

“From what you’ve told me, I think the most likely cause for your limited success is simply doing too much. This is a really common problem. People pursue too many things at once, both physically and in life in general. They work or go to school full time, have a significant other or even a family, go out on weekends, and then do a full jump training program, a bench press program, frequent bodybuilding style workouts, and play a sport regularly or do cardio. They don’t sleep enough, don’t eat enough, don’t relax enough, and work out way too much. And it all equates to a whole bunch of nothing. The body has no chance to adapt to any of it. There’s a lot of people out there training and training and training and not getting better at anything.

What I think you need to do this next cycle is cut down to a very low volume of training. Make absolutely sure you are adapting to it and progressing. Then gradually add more and pay close attention to how your body responds. Figure out how much you can handle and do not exceed that. So maybe start out doing two of the JS 2.0 workouts instead of all three and cut down a set from each exercise. In addition you have two basketball sessions. And maybe that’s all you should be doing physically. See how that goes and progress from there. I know you want to get good at a variety of things, but it’s better to improve in one at a time then not improve in any ever.”