Monday Musings

Happy first Monday of 2020!

Like every other 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. For us as strength coaches, the question shouldn’t be “how much we can do or fit in during the time we have?” The question should be “how little we can do and still get the results we are after?”
  2. How well you handle your emotions, is a strong indicator of how well you will lead others. – Brett Bartholomew (@CoachBrett_B on Twitter)
  3. Exercises you HAVE to perform = 0 Exercises you SHOULD perform = anything that matches your injury history, ability level, anatomy, and/or fills your health & fitness love tank. – Tony Gentilcore (@TonyGentilcore1 on Twitter)
  4. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge weight room person but, I think as strength coaches we have overvalued strength in the weight room as a tool to develop speed. We still need to lift for “armor building”, injury prevention and a host of other reasons but, I’m no longer sure how much effect conventional weight room strength has on speed past the beginner/intermediate level. – Mike Boyle (@mboyle1959 on Twitter)
  5. Change is constant in the field of strength and conditioning. We learn more and more about the human body. We have coaches that are continually pushing the field forward. Enjoy it. Embrace it. Don’t run from it.

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