Happy Monday and the day after Mother’s Day! I had a great Italian dinner at Ristorante Molise in Amesbury, Mass. If anyone is in that area and likes Italian food, I highly recommend it.
Now on to what you came here for. 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!
- Great people in any field, whether it is strength and conditioning, teaching, or anything else, don’t look at their work and think ‘I’m doing good” even when they are doing good. The great ones continually ask “what can I do better?”. And that’s why they are great.
- “Because they way we’ve always done it” is an unacceptable answer. – Fergus Connolly in 59 Lessons.
- A lot of talk in the last week or two about sprinting, more specifically max effort sprinting (over 95%). We have added Timed 10’s to our programs the last 12-18 months and it has been great. We have athletes getting faster. They are competing against themselves as well as against other athletes times. We have athletes participating in true max effort work. And we’ve had zero issues – not a single pulled muscle. And it takes very little time – we have been pairing it with some of our med ball work and its been extremely smooth.
- I am about two thirds of the way through Passion Paradox by Brad Stulburg and Steve Magness and couldn’t recommend it more. It is one of those books that I haven’t been able to put down.