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. I know I may offend some people, and I’m not saying there is no benefit to bilateral lower body training, but I don’t think these crazy heavy back squats carryover to sport as much as some would like to think.
2. Getting bigger and stronger doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll get faster. I think American football has proven that. – Dan Pfaff (@PfaffSC on Twitter)
3. A deadlifting cue that seems to work better for me is instructing the athlete to push the ground away as opposed to pulling. Seems to change this for the better quickly.
4. After ~10 years in this field, I can confidently say that many coaches get really uncomfortable when other coaches challenge their beliefs…and its kind of funny to watch and see.
5. Want your athletes to perform movements in the weight room better? Demo more and demo better. Most people are visual learners, show them how it’s done.