Random Thoughts- May

Jun 22, 2022

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. When it comes to upper body pulling, I’m starting to wonder if some type horizontal pull should be our #1 big rock/primary movement and some type of vertical pull should be secondary. For example, a Feet Elevated Ring Row being the primary while a Chin Up being secondary.

  2. “Intelligent individuals learn from every thing and every one; average people, from their experiences. The stupid already have all the answers.” Socrates.
    Something to remember when you think you have all the answers – the reality is, as coaches, what we do is just a continual hypothesis of what we THINK is the best thing to do.

  3. Ray Dalio said this in his book ‘Principles’ and it speaks to the world of strength and conditioning. “Most people fight seeing what’s true when it’s not what they want it to be.”

  4. Sport Performance Coaching 101: Learn basic movements, then load the movement appropriately, then continue to load while making sure the movement continues to pass the shit test.

  5. Successful coaches aren’t concerned with the way things have always been done. Successful coaches are concerned with figuring out the best way to do something and then doing it, whether its the norm or not.

  6. A friendly reminder for those working with rotational athletes. Power is plane specific. If you want to do something rotationally in a powerful manner, you have to train it.

  7. Intensity and quality will always trump volume and quantity.

  8. Never become complacent or comfortable in any aspect of your life. Complacency prevents growth. Complacency kills.

  9. There are always those days that went don’t feel like training. But in my experience, those are the days that I have some of my best workouts. For whatever reason, once I get up and get it going, things seem to click. Get up and find a way.

  10. "The man who doesn’t read has no advantage over the man who cannot read." – Mark Twain. Go read. Learn. Expand. Grow.