"I am not a huge fan especially for athletes. I admire their passion and desire however, when doing olpympic lifts you should not be fatigued to the point of failure. It is an injury waiting to happen.
Joe Lopez C.S.C.S"
"I agree with previous coaches. An athlete needs to practice specificity in the training room to create the proper adaptations to increase performance.. With crossfit there is no specificity, the exercises are meant to be done as fast and…"
"A list of other things that cause injury.... distance running, Deadlifts, Backsquats, Snatch and plyometrics. Should we stop using theses tools with athletes of a young age? No. The big difference between injured and healthy athletes, is…"
"Yea it is not all about doing lifts at all costs when working with kids and adults. A foundation needs to be build and slowly progressed upon. Proper rest between lifts is also important. Check the ego at the door and be more aware about…"
"cross fit circuit for a 12-13 yr old at my redneck facility
throw a rock bacwards, run get it throw it again x 6
drag that sled across the pasture (200 ft)
drive that pic axe into the ground and pull it out x 10 (dont hit your foot, im…"
"An athlete that I work with at our school said she participated in a Crossfit program last summer. I asked her how much teaching they did and she said that she had to go through a "foundations class" first before she could move on to the…"
"Check out "Crossfit: Not Even Once" on Youtube. It shows the same video, but condensed and to the theme of "The Benny Hill Show". Pretty funny. If you don't know what "The Benny Hill Show" is...look that up to.
"Could quite possibly be the worst thing you could do. Tried and true body weight exercises for beginners. Then teach deadlift, bench and squat. Simple plyos, jumps should be plenty for the power side of things. "
It certainly should be superior. Are there coattail riders? Sure. The NSCA, CSCCa, NASM, and USAW all have their faults too. But, by and large, all colllegiate S&C coaches have a BS and MS in exercise science or…"
"Any good D1 university is working with athletes with a much higher level of preparedness. When critiquing universities and their coaching I'd keep that in mind. I'd would be wiling to bet the coaching at major D1 universities…"
"Crossfit as a system I don't like. As stated the WOD .com programming is just plain silly. Not to mention I have trouble with Glassman...he's a clown and a slob. They've ran off every good
Coach they had from…"
"Also Canute I have a kids program that I found from the Gaelic athletic association. It is hands down the most amazing kids program I have seen ever. If you would like I can copy it and put it in the mail."
"What age Canute? Crossfit is just made up of a ton of basic lifts so if you change up your sequencing you should be good. I don't care for crossfit, but they have everyday people who get certs and dont understand progression of exercises, how…"
"My suggestion to Canute is to go out and do your own research by speaking with the best in the industry, Crossfit included, without relying exclusively on input from internet commentary. I would suggest that each and everyone of us provide…"
"Crossfit is a double edges sword. It's made people aware of barbell training and the o-lifts. The programming is downright dangerous and inappropriate for anybody (so there is the answer to your question). The physical…"
I been good. Team is looking good after two weeks of summer workouts. I have implement some new things during summer workouts. After we workout we have 4th qaurter. I put in Get ups (where you lay on your back with a weight in your hand and you have to get up with just your legs and 5-10's ( you 5 push-ups and 10 sit-ups for 5 mintues).
Canute, we always stress work ethic, it is the base or foundation that everything else is built upon. Not giving effort is just like not showing up and it actually requires very little athletic ability at all to give effort. We stress it always. Good luck, Tommy
Coach Jones takes a very business-like approach, and doesn't spend time yelling, and setting mandatory film/weights, he says "do it if you want to win, don't do it if you want to lose". So it was different for me initially; fortunatly Bert Hill (long time NFL/College S&C coach) is on our staff as D-line coach, so he was very helpful in our approach to training this spring. He helped me to apply our system in a way that best compliments Coach's approach to Football/Discipline. Training, film study, is something you must do in order to win, but his way forces players to become consious of what they are doing in terms of preparation, and why it will help them.
This spring has been one of the most productive i've had in terms of chemistry, and self discipline; which resulted in good testing numbers.
I beileve, this is best when trying to change the culture of a program that has experienced very little success of late.
Sorry for being late in answering your question. We had our spring game today and it ate up a good chunck of the day. Anyway, are you asking what my philosophy is regarding how I coach or what philosophy we utilize in training our athletes?
Under Johnny Long, we were an Olympic-based program that utilized a system developed by Gale Hatch in Louisiana. Now under Mark Smith, we still utilize Olympic lifts just in a slighly different fashion ... mainly in regards to percentages.
As for how I coach, I expect our athletes to work hard but have some fun at the same time. I try not to over-coach and give too much info. I'm not a big "yeller" but will when I deem it necessary to get a group's attention. Being "smaller", I have found that to be more effective than being a "little Napoleon".
It’s hard to get into the field of strength and conditioning. It's not what you know but who you know. You need to attend conferences and clinics to network. Are you working with strength and conditioning department at Stephen F Austin State University? I voluteered with a local high school before I got my first position.
Prattville high school in Prattville,AL. We are 2006, 2007 and 2008 Alabama 6A state champion. We finished 2007 ranked #2 in the USA Today. We beat Hoover High school as they tried to take home their fifth straight State Championship from MTV Two-A-Days. Checkout the clips from MTV.