sent by Nick Grantham | 8th February 2022
Delivering a training session is easy. Anyone can throw together some exercises and make the athlete tired and sweaty. Anyone can coach vertically. The challenge that great coaches overcome is the ability to coach vertically and horizontally. They select the appropriate stimulus that will bring about the desired change in physical performance further down the line. Not everyone can coach horizontally!
I've screwed up many times during my career. Nothing monumental (at least I don't think so), but there have been plenty of times when I've tried something new, and it's not worked out the way I had planned. More often than not, there was a lesson to be learnt. Sometimes it was a refinement of the idea or a better approach. Other times the insight was simply, don't ever do that again! Keep making mistakes. Keep searching
We aren't always dealt a winning hand, but we can figure out how to make the best of a situation when faced with circumstances that we can't control.
Source: The 50th Law by Robert Greene and 50 Cent
Accessing information is easier than ever, but it doesn't matter how trustworthy the source is. Please do your due diligence, double-check the science, speak to experts in that field, substantiate bold claims before implementing them with the athletes you work with. Responsible performance practitioners verify what they are being told before believing it to be a fact.
Source: Russian Proverb
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