Here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts, cruising social media and any other continuing ed.
- Simple beats complex in just about anything and everything. This includes strength training.
- Your habits will tell you how committed you are, what you’re focused on, what matters to you, and why you’re getting the results you’re getting. At first, creating a habit is unbearable; then it’s uncomfortable; if you stick with it and are consistent, it becomes unbreakable. – Justin Su’a (@justinsua on Twitter)
- As freshman students have started coming on to campus this summer/fall, it reminds me to take things slow with them and build the foundation that will develop better movers and lifters down the road. Master the pattern first, then add load.
- Another thought that took shape with athletes coming back to campus and being involved in pre-season camps. Less is more, especially this time of the year. A lot of people would be shocked with how little I do with teams when they are in their pre-season period. Teams come in for about 45 minutes. We spend 20-25 of those minutes performing tissue quality work, stretching, and all the other things that encompass a good warm up. Then we spend the remaining 20-25 minutes training. Simple things. Push, pull, legs, core, throw some med balls and carry some things. The goal is to do as much as necessary, not as much as possible.