All of us know what an ethic is even if we can't write down the definition. Ethics are about character. Personal character. And our behavior; how we choose to conduct ourselves both as members of the community and more specifically as athletes.
Ethics are the result of honest self-inventory and critical thinking.
An athlete must have an ethic of responsibility and commitment using every opportunity to improve.
An Athlete must plan.
Meals and nutrition are a primary concern and often difficult to schedule or even pay for. Time management and training schedules will be complicated by work and family obligations. There will be external variables that cannot be predicted or controlled.
The most important part of the planning concerns the training. It is all about training and effort. There has to be a plan for today, tomorrow, this week, this month and soon after.
There is no room for maybe or slack. The modern athlete must educate themselves fully on the science of training and development of strength in order to be competitive. There must always be a plan and an athletes efforts must always serve the goals of that plan.
Study. Plan. Win.