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. The athletes you work with should never know when your having a bad day.
2. Too many people solely seeking validation for their methods. That’s not the path to innovation or even evolution. I want to know what I’m doing that needs to improve and if I think an aspect of the system is so good that it can’t improve, then I’m the problem. – Matt Rhea, PhD (@MattRheaPhD on Twitter)
3. As a strength coach, one of our goals should be to make it as easy as possible for athletes to succeed in the weight room. Don’t just give them a once size fits all program, make adjustments that they need so that they can succeed.
4. Sprints are the horizontal equivalent of olympic lifts and should be treated as such. – Jason Rice (@gojrice on Twitter)
5. If an athlete comes into the weight room feeling confident, there is a good chance they’ll perform better while there.