Random Thoughts: February Edition

Another month, another post full of random thoughts that have been going through my head. Hope it sparks a little thought in people and you enjoy!

1. Maybe the single biggest ingredient in the formula for success is knowing how to get along with other people.

2. High performers always blame themselves. Low performers blame others and find excuses to deflect attention and attempt to avoid accountability. – Matt Rhea (@MattRheaPhD on Twitter)

3. Sleep is the low hanging fruit that both athletes and general population people can use to improve both health and performance. It’s vitally important that we can telling the people we work with how much a solid 8+ hours is needed.

4. You can do a million lunges and not be strong. You can run a million miles and not be fast. You can take a million free throws and be a terrible shot. You can work 12 hours a day and not be productive. Doing things with focus and intent > Doing things in bulk. – Jason Rice (@gojrice on Twitter)

5. Push ups are very underutilized in many programs because people don’t think you can progress them. But you can…and should. Loading the movement with plates and chains is not only a great way to build total body pressing strength but can be extremely challenging while being very shoulder friendly.

6. Consistency in the weight room (or anything) is much more important than intensity is.

7. If you’re developing a S&C or Sports Performance presentation in 2020, stop trying to look and sound smart, and just help other other coaches. – Jorge Carvajal (@CarvPerformance on Twitter)

8. By the way…the weight room doesn’t care what sport you play. Train with correct technique, solid programming, enthusiasm, and commitment and you will get the desired results you are looking for regardless of your athletic specialty. – Joe Kenn (@BigHousePower on Twitter)

9. Exercise is just like medicine. We want to find the minimal effective dose that will allow us to get the maximal benefit.

10. If you are training for maintenance in-season, you are going to fall off at the end of the year.

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