Monday Musings

Happy Monday and I hope everyone had a Mothers Day!

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. In my opinion, when working with athletes, there is no need to push more deadlifting strength if an athlete can Trap Bar DL 2x their body weight. I would guess that strength is there and other qualities may be important to develop going further.

2. I’m thinking a lateral or a side squat is entirely underused as a main lower body strength lift. It’s got to be the foundation of lateral SAQ and weight shifts as well as requiring better than satisfactory mobility. – Charlie Weingroff (@CWagon75 on Twitter)

3. Players: The weight room does a lot more than just build your body. It builds character & mental toughness. It strengthens weaknesses & reveals assertiveness. It shows who has drive & who fakes it. Through grit, it reveals who’ll quit & who won’t. Ultimately, it creates leaders! – Jon Beck (@CoachJonBeck on Twitter)

4. Work ethic and attitude will get you a lot further in this field then certifications and degrees.

5. A really simple way to understand the conditioning needs of the athletes you work with…is to actually watch the game.

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