Strength and Conditioning


I didn’t want to use great scott or some other pun so I will keep things clear with more pragmatic discussion. My inbox at 5am is fairly full of updates of what others are doing across the globe. Like many coaches that start their day with administration burdens, it’s nice to get emails from all over the world sharing ideas and exchanging good information. Reviewing Coach Clark’s presentation from 6 years ago to compare and contrast working coaches and the topic of HRV (heart rate variability) it was great to see such purity. With actual workouts shared, and how he safeguards against overtraining, his use of cleans and back squats he made things clear to me that you can be pragmatic if you work collaboratively with Therapists and Sport Scientists if you are a strength and conditioning coach. What many young strength coaches need to remember is when you do someone’s job, who is going to do your job? Being a jack of all trades often leads to dilution at early levels, but I do admit that you need to be well rounded so injuries and general sport science is not a mystery. Still the basics at first glance may seem easy, but doing them very well is the name of the game for many. I think the new breed of Strength Coaches will be more classically trained and more educated in the grey areas, but will know their role and what they need to do without stepping on the wrong toes. When your lifts look like a bit shoddy, it’s best to keep your mouth shut about joint dysfunction. I don’t care who does what or who influences who, so long as the training is effective and pragmatic.

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.
Carl Valle

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