Gold Medal Secrets: Genetics vs Persistance

I’m often amazed at the amount of physical talent go unrecognized each day.  Athletes of all shapes and sizes that have every tool necessary to shatter mediocrity, yet something prevents them from ever recognizing their own ability.  Sometimes there are very real reasons that impede progress, but mostly there are a lot of excuses.

The Power of a Coach

I’ve had the good fortune of training with a lot of great coaches, though none of them would ever consider themselves great.  My college track coach, Carl Wallin, is no exception.  I didn’t always make it easy for him, as I can’t remember all the “closed door sessions” we had in what must have seemed Read more about The Power of a Coach[…]

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Developing the High School Thrower

I received a great question on the Facebook page: Knowing what you know now. What would you have done differently as a high school thrower? ]Thanks Adam Payne for the question.  Really there are three things: Implement a true in-season, total body program. Adjust my practice schedule to shorter throwing sessions with more drill work Read more about Developing the High School Thrower[…]

Optimizing the Olympic Village – START WALKING NOW!

This is the third piece of a multi-part series with suggestions for athletes on how to optimize life at the Olympic Village in order to maximize performance.   Seriously, I say this to every athlete attending the Olympic Games.  You will walk.  You will walk some more.  And, finally, you will walk some more.  You Read more about Optimizing the Olympic Village – START WALKING NOW![…]