Our favorite post from the past week.
As an undergraduate I majored in a topic that some considered the antithesis of my athletic pursuits: philosophy. My training was focused on my body and my studies were focused on the mind. They couldn’t be further apart, right? But one of the big things I learned from my studies is that they are closer than you think. And bear with me as I put this in context so that I can bring it back around to coaching.
[Bondarchuk] didn’t also like the philosophy that if you are starting to grow too quickly you need to stop that by using more intensive exercises. For him such growth was like the birth of a child. It is such an amazing thing. To go to the top of condition, to be in sport form, you cannot match that feeling. You can do anything. You are lucky and do not know when it will come again. Why stop it?
- HMMR Media Membership$24/yearMore than a thousand articles for just two bucks a month.
- Transfer of Training in Sports$65Bondarchuk’s groundbreaking work on exercise selection.
- Special Strength Training Manual for Coaches$65Verkhoshansky’s seminal work on specific strength.
- Premium Hammer Wiresfrom $5Top quality, lowest prices.