10 Random Training Thoughts

Here is a very random post that has 10 different thoughts that have been going through my head. I try to write down as much of the random stuff that goes through my head when it comes to strength and conditioning so I can share it every 4-6 weeks.

  1. To be at a high level in this field it takes a lot of time, hard work, and even a lot of money at times to attend continuing education courses. But that’s the price you pay to not be mediocre.
  2. A great coach loves the people he or she works with.
  3. I am a firm believer that our number one job is to improve efficiency of movement. Everything else will fall into place nicely if we move exceptionally well.
  4. Athletes can get really, really strong with bad form. Its probably a terrible idea though.
  5. “Every general program to enhance athleticism needs some sort of carry in it.” Stuart McGill. I couldn’t agree more with this thought. The more I learn about carries the more I am embarrassed that carries weren’t a staple year-round in my programs until the last year or so.
  6. You need to find your own personal coaching style. Be youself.
  7. Stabilizers are more important then I realized when it comes to injury prevention. Its not the big guys that break down in competition, its the little guys that can no longer do their job properly. The question becomes, how long can you maintain integrity under load? More carries, more get ups, ect.
  8. Less benching, more push ups. #freethescap
  9. Squatting has always been the “gold standard” in the industry as far as exercises go. I would love to find out why dead lifting wasn’t thought this way. The dead lift seems like a much more beneficial exercise (generally speaking).
  10. “Doing the right things is always the right thing.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

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