Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 16, 2010

"An athlete has the ultimate responsibility for their training". I use the term athlete, but refer to everyone who comes into a fitness facility. The moment you enter the gym, you are no longer unathletic and the fact that you are attempting to improve your level of fitness, classifies you as an athlete. A bold statement, but one that is totally true! A coach can only push an athlete so far, fix so many things, offer only so many suggestions. When it comes down to it, as an athlete, do you want to improve? The tools are all available in front of you, but if you do not utilize them, it is only a matter of time before an athlete becomes stale.

Hearing and listening are 2 totally different things. Hearing your coach pertains to humoring them with the look of "I know what you are talking about" and continuing to do the same things wrong. Listening to your coach allows you to step back and implement "fixes" to your movement or the issue at hand. Individual athletes looking to continue in fitness growth need to ensure they listen and listen well. Utilize the people who surround you and want you to succeed. That is there role as a training partner and as coach.

A. Split Jerk
5 sets x 2 reps with progressive load

B. For Time
Overhead any way possible