Monday, April 15, 2013

Awesome Coaches Course - Spring Training Progression: Week 4, Day 5

Push Press
1 Set of 3 Reps @ 60%
1 Set of 3 Reps @ 65%
4 Sets of 4 Reps @70%

Clean Deadlift from Deficit
4 Sets of 3 Reps @ 90%

Front Squat
1 Set of 3 Reps @ 80%
1 Set of 3 Reps @ 85%
1 Set of 1 Rep @ 90%
1 Set of 5 Reps @ 80%

What a busy weekend.  We had the Art and Science of Coaching Weightlifting: Part 1 - Biomechanics at Waxman's Gym, AND my wife and I a bigger spot right next door! HA!  I'm sick and tired of moving, so we're hoping we can stay where we are now for a few years.

Anyways, back on topic.  The coaches course was incredible.  30 coaches learning the science and biomechanics of the lifts!  To my knowledge, there is nothing else like this offered in the U.S., aside from a masters program, where developing coaches spend 6+ hours solely dedicated to the science of the lifts.

Everything I've seen has focused on the practical application of coaching with maybe a glossing over the science.  In order to coach something properly, you need to know what's really going on from a biomechanical standpoint.  Coaching just based on feel and watching YouTube videos, while it can help at certain times, just won't fully cut it if you really want to focus on coaching weightlifting.

Part 2 and 3 will be focusing more on the methodology and practical applications you can use as a coach.  All in all, 30+ hours on learning how to properly coach the lifts.  Awesome.  Can't wait!

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