Monday Musings

Happy Monday! Here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts and other continuing ed. Enjoy!

  1. Being strong is never going to hurt anyone, but there is a point when you are probably strong enough. If a male athlete can only deadlift 135lbs, then getting that athlete to be able to deadlift 405lbs is going to make a world of difference. On the other hand, I’m not sure how much of a difference getting an athlete from a 405lbs deadlift to a 450+lbs is going to make. At some point there are other qualities to chase – there is a point of diminishing returns.
  2. I still think most people over-complicate the training process. It isn’t as complicated as people want to make it out to be.
  3. Being a good athletes is more then just being strong in the sagittal plane. Yes, getting strong in the sagittal plane is going to help many athletes. But, you have to get athletes strong, mobile and powerful outside of the sagittal plane if you want to see the biggest carryover to sport. There aren’t many sports played purely in the sagittal plane.

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