Over the last 20 years of my coaching career, I’ve definitely made every mistake in the book when in terms of writing programs and coaching athletes and clients.
I got serious about coaching way back when I was at Ball State University in 2000, and ever since, I’ve done everything from one-on-one to large group sessions, and worked in every environment from rehab to high performance.
And while I’ve probably committed a hundred mistakes over the years, four of them particularly stand out.
In today’s episode, I share the four biggest mistakes I’ve made in my career as a coach.
I illustrate how focusing too much in one area can negatively impact a program and highlight the role of setting goals when writing a program.
I discuss why coaches need to increase their understanding of conditioning and explain how the fat loss industry has influenced the strength conditioning world.
And I also underscore the importance of finding what makes YOU unique as a coach and illustrate how I developed my coaching philosophy.
When we get too focused on one specific thing – whether it’s strength, flexibility, or mobility – it has a tendency to take over our programming. – El Conquistador, MR
This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast:
- How I used to use too many resets and correctives in my program
- The negative impact of focusing too much in one area of a coaching program
- Why you need to set a goal when writing a program
- The purpose of resets, correctives, and breathing exercises
- How I made the mistake of focusing too much on strength training
- Using strength training to increase force production and desensitize the nervous system
- How the fat loss industry has influenced the conditioning world
- Why glycolytic exercises don’t necessarily make great athletes
- Why you need to understand strength conditioning better
- The importance of finding your unique coaching philosophy
- Ultimate MMA Conditioning by Joel Jamieson
Key Points to Remember
- Resets and correctives should improve movement quality or movement variability.
- Strength training has a point where we can see diminishing returns.
- Athletes, rehab clients, and the general population can benefit from a smart conditioning program.
- Be authentic to yourself.
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