It's also worth highlighting the very end of the article, in which he quotes..."professional natural bodybuilder and raw powerlifter Dr. Layne Norton..."Many people get results in spite of what they do not because what they do it optimal."
This is germane to my last post on Monday, showing Usain Bolt's Power Cleans. People who are genetically gifted may succeed in spite of their less than optimal training. Without proper knowledge of the principles that govern training and recovery, copying the programs of elite competitors is likely to end in failure. Either because the program isn't optimal in the first place, or because it's optimal for an ELITE athlete, but not for a Novice or Intermediate, or anyone who doesn't dedicate their entire lives to the pursuit of that particular sport. This is where a good coach is priceless.
A coach who knows those principles can then apply them to your personal goals/time constraints to create the best workout plan for you, based on those principles. This will yield far superior results, FOR YOU, than copying a pro's program, or P90X, or Shape Magazine's latest "Ten Tips to Terrific Toned Thighs" (it pisses me off just to type this).
If you don't yet have a good coach - get one! If you don't know one, well, you're reading this blog, aren't you???