Random Thoughts: June 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. Training speed will slowly become conditioning if you aren’t careful with the rest periods.

2. Strength and conditioning can no longer remain insular if it wants to evolve. “Old-school” fundamentals of sound training will always reign supreme, but old-school communication & motivational strategies are overdue for an upgrade. – Brett Bartholomew (@Coach_BrettB on Twitter)

3. All of us appreciate that exercise is great for our physical health. But, research has also clearly demonstrated that exercise also has a positive impact on mental health.

4. For team sport athletes, speed is a weapon.

5. Make athletes, don’t break athletes.

6. Coach the athlete, not just the program. That sheet of paper you’re looking at isn’t a checklist on a factory line; it’s a framework that helps to guide a much more comprehensive collaboration with another person to get them where they want to go. – Eric Cressey (@EricCressey on Twitter)

7. Training athletes is as much about psychology as it is physiology.

8. Strong on two legs but weak on one is a great way to get injured. – Mike Boyle (@mboyle1959 on Twitter)

9. The best coaching strategy is actually care about the people you work with. You’ll be amazed how much harder athletes will work for you when you care about them.

10. The best coaches slowly make themselves more and more obsolete. They develop independence in the people they work with. – Steve Magness (@SteveMagness on Twitter)

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