Random Thoughts – June Edition (a couple days late)

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!

random thoughts

  1. You’ll never mess someone up by getting them to move better and become more athletic.
  2. If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always gotten. – Jessie Potter
  3. Sprint. Hop. Bound. Nothing builds specific strength like specifically performing the activity you’re trying to improve. If weight room was the end all, olympic weight lifters would be world record holders in short sprints. – Latif Thomas (@latif_thomas on Twitter).
  4. Anthony Donskov posted a video of some of his athletes doing a Partner Towel Row. Not many coaches use this row variation, but if you have athletes that make each other work, its one of my absolute favorite pulling movements.
  5. A coach should have 5 things on them at all times: 1) high standards, 2) a big smile, 3) encouraging words, 4) endless patience, 5) a great deal of empathy. – Jonathan Marcus (@jmarpdx on Twitter).
  6. Triple extension is a myth in sprinting – it leads to over-rotation and increased time on the ground. – Dan Pfaff
  7. Remember what’s important to the athlete – and it usually isn’t lifting weights.
  8. Whether you are an athlete or not, the human body likes basic human movements and your training should reflect that. Push things. Pull things. Squat. Hinge. Repeat.


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