Over the winter break I have a little more time to sit back and catch up on some continuing education, which can sometimes be tough to keep up with during the school year. One presentation that I was looking forward to listening to again was Charlie Weingroff’s “How to Make a Monster” presentation. I’ve watched it before and found it to be a wealth of knowledge, much of which I wasn’t in a place to understand it all at the time.
As I was sitting listening to Charlie talk, I realized he had so many little tidbits of information that I thought was compelling that would be great to share with everyone. Additionally, if you ever get a chance to listen to Charlie present this, I highly recommend it.
- Breathing and segmental rolling tell the brain that everything is cool and to allow for change.
- The muscles and joints do totally different things when on all fours compared to standing.
- Joint centration is the balance of mobilizers and stabilizers acting on a joint.
- The vertical jump is a great indicator of sport performance.
- I want to do as little corrective exercise as possible.
- You can’t go hard all the time, sometimes you can get less with more.
- We have our training template in place when working with an athlete/team. All the FMS does is tell us what we shouldn’t be doing so I don’t hurt you.
- People can say whatever they want, but you can’t cheat your ways through the little four of the FMS.
- Every muscle has a stabilization and mobilization function.
- If someone can eat their knees on their back, they have the mobility to squat. Look elsewhere to fix the squat pattern.
- I could give two shits what they can lift in the weight room or their ‘Fran’ time. I only care what they do in sport.
- You must have a synergy between tonic and phasic muscles in order to function properly.
- Lactic capacity is the monster.
- It always goes back to the autonomic nervous system, its the ultimate governor for the body.
- Pain is simply the perception of threat.
- You aren’t getting strong standing on an unstable surface, that’s crap.
- I’m not that smart, I just study more.
- There is no way we should all be receiving the same input, the same training.
- You should not be training a spectrum of strength if you already have enough it.
- If someone does not have the needed/requisite HRV they will not be in a state to learn and get better.
Hopefully some of these quotes from Charlie spark some thought in you, I know it did for me each and every time I have listened to this presentation.