My first full year as a college strength and conditioning coach was the 2017 college baseball season. I had worked in the private sector as a strength coach/personal trainer but had never been tasked with the responsibility of handling a full team. I quickly learned that it was a completely different animal than one-on-one or small group training. Designing a program for one athlete is hard enough but managing 30-40 different body types, goals, abilities, and personalities was a daunting task.
Now, halfway into my second season, everyday is still a learning experience but I have learned a few things that could've helped a younger me.
In today's post I will weigh in on the following three strength and conditioning topics:
1) When is strong, strong enough?
2) What's up with eccentric training? Is it better than concentric?
3) The number one reason you're not getting bigger/stronger
While half of the people who tune into my weekly blogs are those who are trying to improve their fitness, the other half are current or aspiring personal trainers. In the three years that I have been a trainer I have made a lot of progress, made many mistakes, and learned a lot from those mistakes. Though I still have much to learn, I wanted to share my early mistakes and interpretations of the industry that I truly believe in for the benefit of the new or soon-to-be trainer.
I'm not certain who originally said it but there's a quote that goes along the lines of "A smart man learns from his mistakes...A smarter man learns from the mistakes of others."
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