The God Complex

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Many coaches are wondering if some experts have a god complex. Think about it. It’s no longer interesting or ego serving just to get people bigger-faster-stronger when you can bring back their careers back to life as well. While I will listen to Doctors share what is going on with an MRI to learn, it’s a collaborative effort. I will not drop my track pants for chinos unless it’s appropriate because we are coaches. I think coaches should work with sports medicine more, but I am not a fan of those thinking they are doing more than they are. At the end of the day it’s not what you know but what you get your people to do. We can cite works from all the spine experts but when our RDLs videos are scoffed at it’s time to back to fundamentals. Reading off anatomy slides is not sharing answers but repeating work that we need to save for PTs. On the other hand coaches have a lot of information to share with injuries because we see what works or fails with specific handy work. I think we need to work with athletes hoping that they get better, not as video subjects to share before and after changes for the next conference lecture.

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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