Posted On Thursday, 08th April 2010 at 05:06
Maslow talks about a hieracrchy of needs. Food, water, shelter, comfort, self actualisation and so on.
Without the basic needs being met, the higher ones can't be achieved.
If your athlete isn't recovering- lack of sleep, food, outside stressors- then they will not respond to training.
That is not the time to pile more work(and stress) on- it is the time to back off and address these issues first.