Before your athletes test, train, drill and practice, ask yourself — will it make the boat go faster?
In his TED Talk, Olympic Rower, Ben Hunt talks about only doing things that will make the boat go faster. You can see a three minute excerpt here.
We often see athletes preparing in ways that have no carry-over whatsoever to their sport or development and may even produce negative results. Don’t get caught up doing what everyone else is doing which may or may not be appropriate for you or your team.
3 Questions To Ask If It Will Make The Boat Go Faster
- Are you good at the fundamentals?
- Is your program progressive in nature? Trying to get kids game fit in a month never works and often ends up contributing to overuse injuries.
- Are you recovered (enough) to do the next thing?
Whether you’re planning for tomorrow or the season, ask yourself — Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?
Have A Great Week!