The Tortoise and The Hare

Everything and everyone is under pressure to go faster. We have become obsessed with doing everything more quickly but speed is not always the best policy. Evolution works on the principle of 'survival of the fittest, not survival of the fastest.

In the "You're Hired" workshop that I deliver I look at what it takes to become a great coach. Guess what, experience is one of the key factors. Think about the best coaches in the world. Most of them are old! Anyone that is any good doesn't rely on fluff and BS!

Without noticing, bullshit is fast becoming an extremely important fitness issue!

To be successful as a coach you need to do your time and build a really deep understanding of strength and conditioning. You may initially be overtaken by they bullshit brigade but whilst success will come quickly for them it's not going to be very long lasting. Be better than the bullshit brigade, become a great coach and everything else will fall into place.

Ben Goldacre sums it up nicely in his book, Bad Science and I think we can all see examples of this in they world of physical preparation.

The problem with the BS Brigade: "Superficially plausible,  can be expressed rapidly, endlessly repeated and they are believed by enough people for you to make a very comfortable living. You win"

(Bad Science - Ben Goldacre)

Be a great coach, the rest will come.