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Coaches: Don’t Let Your Athletes Bite Children
"YOUR job is to enforce the structure that makes it all possible.
- If your athletes have shitty form — that’s your fault.
If your athletes can’t do a single chin up — instead, they flail around kipping their shoulders off the bone — that’s your fault.
If your athletes end up at a contest pressing out all their snatches — that’s your fault.
If your gym atmosphere is negative — that’s your fault
If your athletes consistently fail to get better — that’s your fault."
Yeah, so , this post is very Kaftka-you know read stuff that " wounds and stabs us". His hard words force the reader to look reflectively at themselves. Although pop gyms want to make working out fun, it's our jobs as the guardians of elite weightlifting to enforce structure and get results. ie Discipline. It's also why places like Asheville Strength and Risto Sports aren't like the set of the biggest loser, it's the athletes requirement to come in with intrinsic motivation and to follow the structures, to be willing to be disciplined.
Real Coaches Don’t Make You Shit On Yourself, OR, Safety Is For Pussies?This one Segways to my last note on come to the gym with intrinsic motivation. Nick also shouts out to Ivan Rojas, coach of Risto Sports. Athletes who are successful don't rely on a coach to yell at them, constantly. In my case, I had to accept that my coach was not going to constantly tell me how much he believed in me- I just needed to believe in myself. And, when you fully believe in yourself, everyone believes in you.