It would be foolish to not consider function during training, but the dynamic understanding and intent of function-ability can easily be misunderstood. Case in point, we have functional training, but often these modalities are just physical therapy exercises or Yoga poses that pertain to these settings. We have functional movement screens, great, but again the value outside of clinical applications of highlighting injury or potential for injury is not clearly…Continue
Posted on September 17, 2017 at 11:50am
I think it's invaluable to be able to compare training progress and process especially with similar entities. There's are a lot of dynamics at play which contribute to why something works in one situation and not in another. "Works" meaning the training makes a measurable difference in relation to the intended outcome. For example, if the intended outcome of a training program is to help produce hardy, more dynamic athletes how would I know if training contributed…Continue
Posted on September 13, 2017 at 7:37pm
Reward drives human behavior. Undoubtedly, fitness is a behavior. Ultimately, we'd like athletes' behavior to be driven more by intrinsic or internal rewards than by external sources, but this type of thinking takes time to develop.
So, what can we extrinsically reward in terms of fitness behavior? Here's a place where the prudent coach really has to put some effort into thinking about the big picture. The trap…Continue
Posted on September 11, 2017 at 8:52pm