One of the oldest myths in the strength and conditioning book (and the parenting one too) is that lifting weights and doing other forms of resistance training can stunt kids’ growth. As a result, some of the most frequent questions you’ll hear if, like me, you’re involved in training young athletes responsibly include, “When can my son or daughter start lifting weights?” and “Isn’t resistance training going to damage them because they’re still growing?”Read More >
OK, let me start with a quick caveat. There is no way to eliminate completely the possibility of getting hurt. When you’re physically active, there’s always the chance that something will go awry, particularly when you are operating in an open, chaotic, and unstable environment (see: athletes playing in a game or troops on an active duty mission).
So beware of anyone claiming they can rule out the risk of getting banged up...because they’re full of crap.Read More >
In last month’s post, we examined the need to start any elevation of your mental game with greater self-awareness. Once you’re more cognizant of your behavioral tendencies and how they either progress you toward or block you from achieving your goals, what’s next? Knowing how to better regulate yourself so you do more of the former and less of the latter, for your sake and the good of your athletes.Read More >