Not special is special

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  • Carl Valle
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    Carl Valle on #15033

    Terms and phrases barge into our consciousness and are then used and re-used, often imprecisely, until whatever meaning they may have originally held erodes and they are left as shriveled and bankrupt as the word “LITE” on ice-cream containers and beer bottles. As McLuhan observed: “When a thing is current, it creates currency.” That is: an idea becomes accepted simply

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    Daniel Andrews on #74360

    Terms and phrases barge into our consciousness and are then used and re-used, often imprecisely, until whatever meaning they may have originally held erodes and they are left as shriveled and bankrupt as the word “LITE” on ice-cream containers and beer bottles. As McLuhan observed: “When a thing is current, it creates currency.” That is: an idea becomes accepted simply

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    Great blog, I am sick and tired of gurus, the systemic/schema based training and playbooks, and the need for an overabundance of new “exercises” in training programs. It’s a balance of a coaching system (set of processes a coach uses to manage what athletes are doing) based on a sound coaching philosophy based around a framework consisting the athletes (individually and as a whole), the facilities, the exercises available within those facilities that athletes can perform, and the competitive events, tasks, and plays the athlete must perform. If an exercise doesn’t fit the task and the goals of a training session it shouldn’t be performed. If an exercise only fits the goal of a training session then it should be used sparingly as a form of varied general training. This is how a coach should be inventive, varying modalities of training within a concept of specificity (general and specific) to a training session.

    Although, I must take issue with “Lite” in the case of Miller Lite which has been around for as long as my 35 years can remember.

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