Random Thoughts – November Edition

Another month, another post full of random thoughts that have been going through my head. Hope it sparks a little thought in people and you enjoy!

  1. “My goal is simple: Make a stronger, faster, more explosive and better conditioned athlete, and let the skill coaches teach them the specifics of the on-field task.” Loren Landow
  2. Sport specific training doesn’t need to look like the sport you are training.
  3. Strength and conditioning first needs to be health orientated then it can be performance orientated.
  4. Want to be a great strength coach? Make each athlete feel important. Make sure each one of them knows that you are invested in their success.
  5. The Pareto Principle is alive and well in our field – I’m willing to bet that 80% of the results we get come from 20% of the lifts we use. The key is knowing what 20% is the actual important stuff.
  6. Good coaches are good teachers.
  7. Bench presses and squats are making people stronger…but is it making them a better athlete? – Jason Glass
  8. “If you’re through learning, you’re through.” – John C. Maxwell
  9. One thing that I don’t do well and I don’t think many people do well, is coaching stretching. Stretching on a daily basis is hugely important, but way too many people go through the motions when stretching.
  10. Psychology is important in the field of strength and conditioning – coaching is a social endeavor. Understanding human behavior will make you a better strength coach – but the reverse isn’t true.

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