Monday, August 31, 2009
Here are my connections to the athletic population (but important to ask all of ourselves), through a couple of the questions I have:
1. So, of the 50 million some sedentary Americans, some must be parents, grandparents, friends or other family members to the athletes I directly work with... correct?
2. Are we not influenced by are environment? (Everything evolves from environmental pressure, dammit!) And if so, does not the influence of these some 50 million Americans lower the perceived 'standard' as to what we, as humans, are capable on a physical level?
It's like the saying, 'if the gym you train at has dumbbells that only go up to 50 pounds, and you're lifting the 50's, you're pretty darn strong... in that gym. If you go to a 'real' gym and the gym has dumbbells that go up to 150 pounds and you can only lift the 50's... then you're not s**t.'
So if the average American's idea of a 'workout' is climbing a couple flights of stairs, what has this done to our collective perception of what it means to be fit?
We need to educate on what IS healthy, fit, and strong, because we may just be a "Nation of Wimps" in every sense possible...
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
There is a reason Pete Carroll's crew at USC is at the top of college football year in, year out... He 'gets it' from all angles.
This guest appearance by Bill Withers is a follow-up put together by Coach Carroll in response to an earlier team meeting.
Pete Carroll is pure genius...
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I work at a Division I university and most of the athletes I work with are not anywhere near "elite". We benefit very highly from the most basic of training... DONE WELL.
I am just worried that the 'smarter' (or better yet, cuter) we all get with "new" training ideas, the more confused many of us are really becoming.