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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)
  4. I think a lot of coaches miss the explosive/elastic component of training because they are too focused on absolute strength.
  5. Sprinting transfer more directly (to sport) than does lifting weights. – Stuart McMillan (@StuartMcMillian1 on Twitter)

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