Are we doing enough?
Looking at athletic performers moving in any sport poses the question “are we doing enough in our preparation programmes?”
The patterns that athletes go through.
The combinations of fluency and stiffness, strength and speed.
Are we providing enough exposure to the speed and acceleration required in training to actually make a difference?
Are we training with enough rhythm and fluency, regularly enough?
Are we providing an environment that facilitates and demands development?
Development comes from regular exposure to the right intensity.
Is it there in your programme?
It also comes from the right balance of training, not just technical training, or speed, or strength, or endurance. The right combination viewed holistically.
One thing I would say is that we’re happy to load up, and to make strength and power the emphasis. Because we have a gym and we’re happy in this environment.
What we need to do is balance the need to do with the like to do.
Both for the athletes and ourselves.
Strength coaches like lifting heavy, speed coaches like running fast.
It’s too easy to do what we enjoy and not what is required to get things right.
Take a look at your programme and view it from the outside.
If you don’t trust yourself ask your peers to be honest with you. And don’t pick the ones who will tell you what you want to hear.
If you know the answer, but you’re not doing it…take some time to think about why that might be the case.
Here’s a nice quote from Da Vinci…
As always thanks for reading this.
Three major events to draw your attention to in the next couple of months:
1. My International S&C Education Conference running at the end of March. Vern Gambetta, Dan John, Coach Dos, Duncan French, Kelvin Giles, Dean Benton and many others are speaking. It has to be the best line-up for a conference the S&C world has ever seen!
2. Dan Baker High Powered Performance– Dan is hitting the UK for the weekdn of the 31st May/1st June to deliver his first ever UK conference. Places are selling FAST. Dan will be showing all his up to date information on strength and power, endurance and coaching. It will be epic.
3. Strength and Conditioning for PT’s– This is a 2 day certificate I’m delivering run through Premier training in London. An exciting new venture for me personally and I’ll be presenting some very cool stuff on this weekend.
Thanks again folks,