‘What’ vs ‘How’

Regardless the ‘system of training’ a coach subscribes to, we all go through a process to evaluate the approach we’ll use to reach the goal for our client. First, we have to identify who the athlete is based on biological, chronological and training age. From here, we probably move on to our battery of tests […]

Subtle Movements

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you know ‘efficiency’ is a cornerstone of my training philosophy. As coaches, we have all developed a personal foundation to our training approach. This is the tenant on which we focus our energy and encourage ‘buy-in’ from our athletes. However, a problem with this is that our […]

Should You Go Bare?

Barefoot training has become a hot topic of debate. Whether it’s the shoe wear trying to “mimic” the environment or people advocating the effectiveness of no shoes for all phases of training, there are a lot of differing points of view. Regardless, I want to show that there may be some great positive influences, but […]

Mastering ‘The Machine’

As coaches and trainers, we have many different equipment options for training our athletes. Barbells, dumbbells, isolated equipment, medicine balls, TRX, kettlebells, Elastomers, Sandbells and bags, weighted sleds, battle ropes and the list goes on! All this equipment exists to further exploit our athletes’ strength, explosiveness, speed, agility and stability. Ultimately all these tools are only as […]

Moments of Coaching

As a coach, our job is to teach our athletes. Some coaches have such a passion for getting their message across, it can become overkill or result in over-teaching.   How do we best find our moments of coaching our athletes without creating the dreaded ‘paralysis by over analysis’? In other words, how do we […]