Happy Monday! Here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts, cruising social media and any other continuing ed. Enjoy!
- As strength coaches, our goal shouldn’t be hitting numbers in the weight room, it should be getting the greatest carryover to sport. This doesn’t mean we aren’t trying to get stronger and more powerful, it means we chase the adaptation and not a specific number on the bar.
- You cannot learn if you think you already know. Keep and open mind. Learn from various people in various lines of work. Be willing to learn from anyone and everyone – you’ll be better off because of it.
- I read online the other day that Jeff Bezos (Amazon CEO) started off working at McDonalds, which is a great reminder for younger strength coaches that are chasing a logo and think that the logo on their shirt determines their worth as a coach. Coach where ever you can, do a great job, develop as a coach, and good things will eventually come.
- “Here is one of the most important lessons that young strength coaches can learn. You don’t need to consistently test strength as long as you are training for it and monitoring progress along the way.” – Eric Cressey