Monday Musings

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.


  1. A simple change that I have made with all the athletes that I work with is to elevated their heels when squatting bilaterally. It gives them more ankle mobility. It gives them an anterior weight shift that helps them counterbalance the movement. And it almost always makes the movement look much better.
  2. If you want to get strong, stop missing so many lifts. Strength is built on repeated successes with technical mastery. – Eric Cressey
  3. Injuries in the weight room are rarely due to happenstance, but usually either a programming mistake or a coaching mistakes. It may be too much load…it might be bad technique…but its usually something that could have been avoided with a little more attention to detail from the coach.
  4. Sprinting is about 10% muscular and 90% CNS driven. The most important thing with the muscles is how fast they can shut off, not how strong they are. The weight room doesn’t teach that, it just teaches massive long contractions. – Tony Holler

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