Richard MacLeish wrote me the following reply to yesterday’s post (his question are in blockquote).
How do you know what exercises are going to help a specific function?
Learn the demands of the sport and the position, know the athlete.
I understand the rational, but I also see that the reason the soccer coach went to the strength coach was because he lacked the knowledge to help his players get stronger.
Point well taken up to a certain point- This is what I keep hearing. My question is stronger for what? For the game or to lift more weight?
Can you recommend a good source for functional knowledge?
This is not a question of function, that has become as trite a term as HIT or Olympic Lifting, a way to label or pigeon hole someone. Learn about movement. Get out and try different things and see how they feel. Be a coach. There is no holy grail of knowledge about function.