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. Sometimes the smartest thing you can do is copy what other really smart coaches are doing, then apply it to your specific situation. Smart, well thought of coaches are often right more then they are wrong.
2. Devan McConnell tweeted something the other day about how his program is doing less Olympic lifts, bench pressing and vertical pulling, but doing more horizontal loaded jumps, landmine/full body pressing, and horizontal pulling…which makes me feel good as we have done the same in the last year or so. More loaded jumps, more landmine pressing due to how shoulder friendly it is, and more horizontal pulling to work on the posterior chain and improve posture/shoulder health.
3. If you can get a similar amount of force and similar amount of adaptation, why wouldn’t you use a lighter load? – Charlie Weingroff
4. Piggybacking off the previous thought from Charlie, the exercise we choose probably matters less than the adaptation we get.