Origin Story: Beginners Mind“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the experts mind there are few” –Shunryn Suzuki... Zen Buddhism has a concept called Shoshin which means “beginners mind”. This refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level. Whether you are an athlete, coach, or parent please take into consideration that the more you learn the more you’ll understand how much you still don’t know. Life is about growth. Progress and development should be a daily aspiration. Adopting a beginners mind and committing to becoming a lifelong learner will open doors and thought processes you never considered.
Monthly Archives: February 2017
Strength and conditioning for high school aged athletes is not merely about how strong and fast an athlete is. Don’t get me wrong, it plays an important part. However, getting an athlete to improve his strength is the easiest thing … Continue reading
How controlling your upper body pull movements with a 1-2-3 tempo builds a diesel upper back and provides structure to keep your shoulders healthy.
Why the Posterior is Superior and how to build an explosive athlete by focusing on the “Go before the Show”
Winter sports are starting to wrap up and a large majority of your student athletes are ramping up to begin their spring sport seasons.
Walk into any collegiate weight room and you will see one common occurrence… …The strongest players on the team rarely play! They are strong, but not athletic! “If you can’t move, you can’t help us” – Buddy Morris
I am a firm believer that a high school athlete should be provided with a top notch training program within their high school which provides them with the best chance to be successful within their chosen sport.
When writing a strength program for a high school athlete there should be two primary questions a strength and conditioning coach takes into consideration… Is this lift appropriate for the developmental age of the athlete? Is this lift laying a … Continue reading
The number one cause of injury with youth and high school athletes is completely preventable. I know that is a bold statement but I believe it whole heartily to be true.
When it comes to the recruiting process it is important to remember you are interviewing them just as much as they are interviewing you. There are many options when it comes to picking a school. Make sure to ask these … Continue reading