Perhaps the two most important words in programming are: it depends. We often focus on the exercise or structure, forgetting about the context. But the context is what makes or breaks training. On this week’s GAINcast we look at finding context in training.
Notes and quotes
- 0:00 – Introduction
- 4:00 – It depends: “We focus so much on the exercises and the structure, but not the context.”
- 7:30 – Coloring outside the lines.
- 8:30 – Evaluating content on social media: “The most popular social media accounts for training are black or white. There is no grey area, but in reality everything is grey.” “There are 2 kinds of coaches: those that want you know what they know, and the ones that want you to be impressed by what they know.”
- 10:45 – Finding your context. “Why are you doing this exercise, at this time, with this particular sport, and this particular athlete? That’s a question we need to ask ourselves.”
- 14:45 – Context and technique.
- 16:00 – Individuality of context.
- 20:45 – Yes, but . . .
- 21:45 – Looking ahead.
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The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
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- We covered this topic a little on our last episode, GAINcast 244, when discussing coloring outside the lines.
- For highlights from this year’s GAIN, listen to our recap on HMMR Podcast 276. You can watch Vern’s keynote lecture for free here.
- For some specific examples of how to put technique in context, read our articles dissecting the various starting techniques of 6 world class shot putters and finding your own technique.