It's important to realize that we are constantly taking in information through a "filter." We are making our best attempts to piece together billions of small bits of information and creating a distorted "best attempt." We need to be AWARE of that fact.
Progress comes with adaptation. Adaptation is quite often painful and uncomfortable, mentally and physically! Correcting movement, lifestyle habits, and increasing training volume all aid in the progress clients are looking for, but dialing in mindset will lead to harder work ethic and improved behaviors OUTSIDE the gym. The correct mindset will help change the perception of pain and the uncomfortable feelings that come with change and lead your clients down the path of progress.
ATHLETE PERFORMANCE VS. GYM PERFORMANCE
Oftentimes we see evidence that coaches believe the number on the bar or weight lifted is the biggest dictator of an athletes success and performance. We are here to argue that point.
Instead we are focused on posture, position, and learning how to create speed throughout the lifts. Compensatory acceleration training refers to minimizing the turnover time from eccentric to concentric while continually gaining speed as leverage favors the athlete.
What is the first thing you think of when someone mentions sport specific training? Most people think about using a swinging a resisted golf club, using a weighted baseball or some form of replicating sport with added resistance.
Many coaches today still use these methods, and in theory, it seems reasonable. The truth is research has found using resistance to replicate a specific sport movement isn’t very effective. Throwing a donut on a baseball bat does shown not to improve bat speed. Game play in sports happen at full speed and replicating the motions of sport at anything less than game speed is putting the athletes at a disadvantage and creating unnecessary potential for injury.
There is way too much noise out in the nutrition and exercise world. You can't turn a corner these days without hearing and seeing the latest greatest thing everyone must do or they'll die.
I'm going to dive into 7 of the most common myths out there and provide some common sense answers to approaching them. Enjoy!