December 18, 2010 by Gary McCoy
Interesting image I stumbled upon:
The interesting thing here, however, is that the future of exercise doesnt appear to have changed. Looks like the bikes we designed in 1980 arre going to stand the test of time- and what is that to the far left… handles of a stairmaster? Oh boy… looks like we are not going to learn a whole lot about the human body and apply it to fitness in the next 50 years…
What about your future?
Ever stopped to ponder if you are in the right profession? Can you make it want you want it to be- or do you have to play by sets of rules that don’t make sense?
Many professional organization programs leave little flexibility for the strength and conditioning coach to apply their craft. Many Strength coaches- however- are simply “counters” – they bark numbers- with a one-size-fits-all motivation, have egos that they use to hide their knowledge insecurity, and dont have answers for their athletes- especially when it comes to understanding the rationale and goal of specific exercises.
Are you this type of trainer? This type of strength coach?
Can you do it better? Do you personally audit your effect on your athletes? This is a personal challenge. Have you developed a value and belief system congruent with individual athlete development?
Know your athlete- know the goal- understand the effect of the stimulus- and periodize the model. Simple? It’s the recipe for athlete success.
Change their workout- you can change their game. Be a mechanic for the athletes body… have the tools you need -or create them. Their future – and your future- is in your hands.
“And dont listen to me Danny… I’m a Veg.”