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. The purpose of training is to stimulate the athletes anatomy and physiology to grow stronger during periods of rest and repair. Without adequate rest, the benefits of training cannot be fully realized. One’s adaptability to a stimulus is more important then the stimulus itself. – Jonathan Marcus (@jmarpdx on Twitter).
2. In strength and conditioning, if you wait for the research to confirm something, you’ll be behind. Many great coaches are ahead of the research, using the weight room as an ongoing lab.
3. Smart people learn from everything and everyone. Average people learn from experience. Stupid people already have all the answers. – Damian Hughes (@LiquidThinker on Twitter).
4. We should look at the weight room as a means to withstand the demands of sport, not a place where athletes come in and try to hit certain weight room numbers.