Intermediate level athletes are at a pivotal point in their training. They have most of the movements down and can perform a majority of the workouts as prescribed without having to scale exercises or weights; however, they are lacking in strength or ability in a number of areas which is stunting their overall progress as an athlete. They are unable to reach to that next level because of these deficiencies and so they feel they are no longer improving.
For these athletes, creating a realistic but challenging indicator list will be critical. Setting new PRs or failing to PR will prove where the athlete has been focusing his/her attention and where they need to spend more time.