Monday Musings

Happy Monday! 

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

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. Especially in-season, a strength coach should think of themselves as stress managers, strategically knowing when to push and when to back off. In the playoffs when it ultimately matters, healthy teams win.
  2. Small dogs live longer. There is no good reason (outside of livelihood) to be big and bulky, both muscle or fat. Lean and athletic is considerably better for your health.
  3. All the recovery stuff in the world won’t make a bit of difference if sleep and nutrition aren’t in order.
  4. I think without a doubt, push ups are the most under-utilized/under-appreciated exercise in strength & conditioning, especially in female populations.
  5. Can we prevent ACL tears? No. Can we significantly reduce them with proper training? Yes. Deceleration, landing mechanics, change of direction, and 1-leg strength are all key.

Have a great day!

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