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!
- Daniel Flahie posted something on Twitter that I completely agree with. He essentially said that he experiments from time to time with exercises in his programs, but 95% of the time his program consists of the basics (pushing, pulling, squats, deadlifts, jumping, sprinting, carrying heavy things, anti core work and Olympic lifts). That’s what a solid strength program looks like.
- Contrary to what you see on social media, developing power doesn’t need to be complicated. We do our fair share of simple things like seated box jumps, trap bar jump squats and other not-so-flashy plyometric work. But we continue to develop more powerful athletes – it works.
- Be married to specific training effects, not specific exercises. – Eric Cressey
- Great advice for strength coaches — Always do what you feel is right, but always be prepared to change your mind if you are wrong.