I love to say that I build people " From Ground Up".
Yes, it's my belief and my way of working on building strong foundation forst and slowly build my projects adding one floor at the time. Sure in a lot of people out there it seems a slow boring way to reach a determinated goal, but in my word is the only way that can lead in fewer injuries, more progressions vs plateaux and more longevity of the athlete. If I build a house and I see a huge mistake I can always take it down and start over ( it will cost me a fortune but can be done ). Humans are different, more mistakes on your building your house leads to lots of injuries, plateaux and as a side effect ..regressions vs progressions. Not to mention the mental aspect, in fact you take the high risk to have your athlete lose confidence not just about his or her abilities but about yours as well. Another huge problem is that once you establish chronic pieces of information in the human brain it is very hard to delete those and have it beliefe in a new formula in a short period of time...( We will discuss this topic in another seminar )
I'm not going to describe here my AAA or my 4 square formula of coaching and periodization ,instead, I like instead to quickly analyze the article I attached down here.
What is the fastest animal on Earth?
Did you say a cheetah?
For some reason, the idea that the cheetah is the planet’s fastest creature has hardened into fact through years of childhood repetition. But not all superlatives in the animal kingdom are so easily settled as weight (the blue whale) and height (the giraffe).In fact, determining the fastest creature on earth is much more complicated than we’ve all been led to believe.“When we talk about something being fast, it’s really not clear if you’re talking about the total duration, the total time it takes to perform the movement, the speed at which its performed, and the acceleration at which its performed,” said Sheila Patek, biologist and founder of Duke University’s Patek Lab. “Each one of these things means very different things.”
In fact, determining the fastest creature on earth is much more complicated than we’ve all been led to believe.
For instance, cheetahs are only “the fastest animal” if you restrict your search to land animals running from Point A to Point B. In which case, sure, cheetahs can hit speeds up to 29 meters per second (or about 64 miles per hour).
But even that figure requires a little context. Cheetahs run for a reason—to catch dinner—and most prey is smart enough not to bet their life on a drag race. Instead, they zig. Some even zag. And that means that while cheetahs are capable of reaching 29 m/s under ideal test conditions, in the wild they average only 15 m/s (33 mph) and maintain that speed for just one to two seconds.
The article is longer and you can read it here ( https://www.fastcompany.com/30...)
As strength conditioning coach or as an athlete either pro or recreational, what you learn from the article above?
Been the faster animal from A to B is not enough, especially if A & B are across a straight line. The same equation is for training, we build people trough simple, compound and compound movements but in the end all we build must transfer to human movements and the athlete need to be able to transfer what was built in the weight room on the field.
Speed and power are the " essence " of an athlete. It's my humble beliefe we need to learn for Cheetahs and train ourself and our athletes across differents angles, line, and variabilities. Doing so may guarantee us catching ur prey AKA our goals and perform at our best at 360 degrees.
During the workshop, we'll select tools and practice exercises to improve those abilities and analyze how to integrate those in our training programs or group classes.