09 Feb Knowledge is Power: Strength and Conditioning Stuff to Read
Rarely, am I speechless, but this is one of those weeks when I don’t have much to spew out.
Although, The Bachelor was pretty awesome, and I learned that saying you want to choke a guy is NOT the best way to flirt.
Here are this week’s readings:
The Truth About Freelancing – Jorge Colon
Shoutout to all of the private sector strength coaches out there, but also the people who believe freelancing is an easy way to work from home, make six figures, and blast off to Cabo every month. Well, it’s not. This article speaks SO much truth on the freelance world. Spoiler alert: it takes consistency and patience to be successful. Even then, you might not be making that much money. The process is the pleasure. ;-0
The Smarter Alternative to Unstable Surface Training – Meghan Callaway via Dr. John Rusin
“People’s love affair with unstable surface training is preventing them from achieving their goals.” This quote from Meghan Callaway should be enough to entice you to read this article. She provides great alternatives to idiotic, bosu balancing exercises.
Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
Creativity is the key to being successful as a strength coach, whether you’re in the private or college sector. The ability to regress and progress exercises on the fly separates the men from the boys. Also, if you’re in the private sector and have to market yourself, blog, or create valuable content, innovating will take you to the next level.
However, creativity should never be forced. I always recommend Elizabeth Gilbert’s book on how to turn creativity into a free-flowing, pressure-free process. Enjoy.
Historic Performance Podcast – Rhys Carr
If you’re a soccer coach, strength coach, or sport scientist this podcast is a MUST if you want to get better at fitness programming for your team.