I have been asked more than 6 times (credit Matt Maher for that line) what I think of great athletes that are beasts and injury-free that can’t do something like segmental rolling or some of the primitive patterns Kolar would espouse. I must say that at best, these athletes are simply leaving something on the table. They are leaving wheels on the rack and platform and tenths of a second on the track. No one is saying that you don’t need a bar in your hands. I just think there is something very valuable to be able to hit the primitive patterns and breathing, and it can be done quite seamlessly through mobility and stability work or rest periods. The FMS corrective exercises are all out there already, and they fit the bill. Sometimes harder to teach? Maybe. Or maybe not, if you just let the person’s neurological system fit the pieces together on their own. I think the magic will happen.– Charlie Weingroff

Just like When Stu McGill shared the hypoxic 100m dash right after the olympics many coaches are refusing to drink the Kolar Kool-Aid. Does anyone think Asafa will run 9.5s if he stopped by Prague after competing in Ostrava? Very unlikely. Perhaps we will see 9.6s by a wave of sprinters rolling around on the ground like babies? No way. Does the training have merit? Sure. The question comes back to training design and what is nice to have vs must have. For those interested in DNS

Carl Valle

Carl Valle

Track & Field Coach
Carl is an expert coach who has produced champions in swimming, track and numerous other sports. He is one of the foremost experts in the fields of nutrition and restoration.
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