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. Trying to teach a new movement or exercise to an athlete? Repetition is the mother of retention. Do the movement often. For example, if you are trying to teach a young, novice or new athlete how to Goblet Squat, there is nothing wrong with doing it multiple times a week.

2. The point of lifting weights is to stress movement patterns. – Gray Cook

3. Functionally, the muscles of the core are asked to isometrically stabilize and to not actually create movement. The exercises you program should reflect this. Movements like rollouts, body saws, fallouts, Paloff Presses, plank variations, carries, etc.

4. Past success gives the illusion of competence in the present. – George Raveling. Something for strength coaches to think about, the field changes fast…keep learning and don’t fall behind.

5. Success flows from consistently executing the things you already know you should be doing. – Justin Su’a

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