How do you gauge response from exercise? It's an important topic for athletes and one that doesn't come-up too often. Personally, I prefer to try and get feedback from athletes on a workout by workout basis regarding how they're feeling (healthy, ok, not healthy).
At first, I think many athletes are reluctant to provide this information for fear of how they may be viewed, but over time and when trust is built I've…Continue
Posted on May 30, 2018 at 8:31pm
Here's a few definitions that have a lot of meaning in training:
Organism: a form of life made up of mutually interdependent parts that maintain vital processes.
Machine: an apparatus consisting of interrelated parts with separate functions used in the performance of work.
Interesting how these two words are similar, but vastly different. Yet, in the training world the connotation is often to train the body like a machine. In all…Continue
Posted on May 16, 2018 at 9:25pm
It doesn't matter what your training for, the reality is that all training is specific to how and in what manner you train. That's pretty simple right? I prudent review of comprehensive literature supports this notion. In this context, using exercises like barbell squats to improve sprint speed almost makes zero sense. Why, sure barbell squats can improve leg strength, but so can a lot of other exercises. In a very, very minimal sense barbell squats don't…Continue
Posted on March 3, 2018 at 7:17am