Thoughts on Training

Real training is characterized by:

No Fads

No Frills

Just Training appropriate for the sport



I have always said it is essential to differentiate between the Need to Do and the Nice to Do. Yesterday my colleague, Bill Knowles, gave me another to one to consider – The Want to DO.

Finally a thought from John Wooden: “Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.”


At 8/22/07, 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of training, a co-worker sent me this email: "We sent the men's team through some basic rhythm and coordination test and this one player, Glen Rice, scored the lowest of everyone on the team, which was funny since he was the star of the team and went on to play many years in the NBA" and it got me thinking...was it his athleticism that made him great or his precise accuracy when shooting. Then i started thinking about accuracy, concistency and what I would consider to be more abstract skills. How do you train them specific to an individual's sports? Is it enough to just practice? or is it more?

Jonathan Hewitt ATC

At 8/22/07, 3:08 PM, Blogger Joe P. said...

I like Bill's comment, "The want to do". You would be surprised how many athletes have an external locus of control; which is a big block in the healing process. These athletes look for the magic pill, injection, cream, manipulation, stretch, guru that will make them better. In my 25yrs. as an ATC, I've never healed one athlete. In one of Vern's seminars, an attendee was asking a question about "proper form" during an exercise to which Vern replied, "don't worry about it, let your body figure it out". He was encouraging an internal locus of control. Critical thinking on a subconscious level- that's real empowerment.

At 8/22/07, 3:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have only heard Gary Gray state this "you can't heal them but you can supply a place where the healing takes place' from experience it works and I never even met the man.

At 8/22/07, 7:22 PM, Blogger Adam King said...

Keep it simply stupid.
I am not calling anyone "stupid," but we all need to focus on the basics!

What is "proper form?" Is it exercise specific or individual specific?

At 8/22/07, 10:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes you are.
Why not K.I.S.S.
Keep it Simple Smart

Young Athletes with learning disabilities will take that personal. You know them, great kids, smart on the field but struggle off the field.

Can someone define exercise?


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