Max effort day; for most athletes, it's a chance to howl at moon, crank up the tunes and test their physical limits (safely, of course). But far too often an athlete can place too big of an emphasis on beating previous maxes and actually end up under performing due to self induced stress.
In order to keep your athletes focused and squeeze out every last ounce of potential, it's your job as the coach to help them keep things in perspective.
"We've all been in the place where, it's like 'Oh my god I'm finding my one rep max. It has everything to do with who I am as a person! I need to perform today or else none of my training matters!'", explains Logan Gelbrich, owner of Deuce Gym and creator of the Strongman 202 program.
So, what's the value in testing?
"It's an opportunity for him to find his best today, and then we're gonna move on. That's it," says Gelbrich,.
In today's video you will learn:
- How to keep your athletes focused on what's most important during a testing period
- How to cue and correct the sumo deadlift
- How to program a Max Effort lower body day
- How to incorporate Strongman style training into your training