Here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts, cruising social media and any other continuing ed.
- I know I say this a lot and many other coaches do as well, but I also feel like in this social media era it falls on deaf ears. You can get a lot accomplished in the weight room by focusing on the basics and doing them extremely well. If you just keep getting better and better at Chin Ups, Split Squats, 1-Leg RDL’s and other things along those lines, things will work out just fine.
- If you aren’t performing chin ups and various horizontal rows and pushing strength in those exercises, I have a hard time a ton of band work is going to do a lot for shoulder/rotator cuff health. Strength is still your number one corrective.
- When a goldfish gets sick, the first step is to change the water. The fish cannot thrive in a poor environment. Same with you. If you’re not thriving, start with changing YOUR environment. – Alwyn Cosgrove (@AlwynCosgrove on Twitter)
- I think a lot of coaches miss the explosive/elastic component of training because they are too focused on absolute strength.
- Sprinting transfer more directly (to sport) than does lifting weights. – Stuart McMillan (@StuartMcMillian1 on Twitter)