Happy Monday and Happy Memorial 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. Want to get faster? One, get stronger so you can apply more force to the ground. Two, practice getting faster by max effort sprinting a couple times a week.
2. As I have previously stated, strength does not appear to be a limiting factor for speed above 1.7x squat/body weight. That should not be interpreted to mean that strength is THE limiting factor below 1.7x. It only accounts for 24% of the variance in speed even at that point. – Matt Rhea, PhD (@MattRheaPhD on Twitter)
3. Where most go wrong when programming for athletes. To many exercises/volumes. To fancy & athlete can’t understand (ie technical jargon). Not practical (great on paper not for real life). Wrong focus during specific time of season. Exercise selection poor for athlete. – Christian Woodford (@CoachWoodford on Twitter)
4. The point of training is to get a training effect. Chase the adaptation, not an exercise or certain load.
5. Start raising your standards. Exercise daily. Eat well. Read 10+ pages a day. Do it consistently.