Had a full group this morning getting after it. Many College Athletes home for the Holidays. Still surprised at some of the College Strength & Conditioning Coaches in their justification for why they program they way they do. Many coaches don’t know how to accurately digest and use all the information out there in our field. You can’t do every exercise or every program all at once. There is a time and a place for everything. When did we forget to evaluate the current level of the athlete and build the program around him/her.
I understand with large teams this can be a challenge. But that’s why we don’t won’t 85 guys all training at the same time. I will continue to push for smaller groups of 15-20 athletes max at a time training. Just because 85 guys can train in a room all at the same time doesn’t make it the best method for both athlete and coach.
Do you want to be an athlete that goes through a cookie cutter program/one size fits all because the coaching staff can’t handle the large number of athletes and is just trying to get everyone through the program without getting hurt. Or do you want to be the Elite Athlete who gets more individual attention and a customized program. Basic Infantry or Elite Special Forces? both are trained but which one do you want to be? Which one do you want to count on when you need to be the very best in the most stressful of situations? I know which one I would pick.