Yeah, I can learn vthe idea of how to properly set up a good SDT framework, but the actual feel part to know what to do in a certain day would take some change of mentality.
Do you think it would still be worth while for me to have a framework of SDT, and maybe gain some "on the job feel training" to compliment it?
I think in the long run everyone will have to learn to stop doing "Routines" and to start "Training". Thinking on your feet will become integral to that but it will take time because you have to learn to gauge your body and the situation following just guidelines.
It's not difficult..it just takes some time. And trial and error is fine. For example, keeping this still restricted to SDT, you could set up a conservative base volume...then in Weeks 2 and 3 go completely ballistic and balls to the wall and hit an unnecessary unsustainable volume/workload/intensity...and then you will need to go back and set a new base volume in Week 4..so you'll make short leaps and eventually hit a wall. But, in this, hopefully, you'll learn how to leave "some" in the tank and build on whatever you do on a weekly basis.
With thinking on your feet, the other point (and nothing to do with SDT) is, lets say you have issues with Hip Mobility, okay? You introduce some drills, you do them as prescribed and we also introduce Overhead Squats. Now, you try doing these Overhead Squats for say 3 months..and they're just a "part" of your routine - you have them on Squat Day right at the beginning and you spend 10-15 minutes on this. So, after 3 months you suddenly realize that your form still sucks and you just aren't getting it.
So, without pre-programming this in, you come in for your usual squat day but you spend 2 hours ONLY working on Overhead Squats. You forget your preconceived notion of "I need to do this exercise then this exercise and then that and when blah blah" and you just dedicate one complete workout to Overhead Squats. You suddenly find yourself being able to really improve quality. So you decide the next workout and the one after that to do the same thing. This is ALL fine.
So now 3 workouts later you know you still need to work more on Overhead Squats because you're close to getting that perfect form but you're not there yet. So, you make a few changes. Instead of dedicating a whole workout to Overhead Squats, you decide to spend a huge bulk of your time on Overhead Squats and then you throw in Front Squats after that and work up to a relative 1RM (Relative 1RM Explanation: http://www.gustrength.com/newsletter:me ... l-training
) or within 90% of your 1RM for the next 4-5 weeks. In this time you perfect your Overhead Squat technique plus you are able to maintain your 1RM on the Front Squat (or Back Squat) thereby maintaining strength.
This is all thinking on your feet.