1. Self-Myofascial Release in the form of foam rolling is a critical component to performing and feeling better.
2. Trainers who ignore learning assessment and corrective strategies are extremely lazy, as deep down they know it’s something that will be of dramatic value to their clients.
3. Assess and Correct is a must have product for trainers and strength coaches. Thanks to Eric Cressey, Mike Robertson, and Bill Hartmann for creating such a comprehensive product.
4. Front planks done the right way are actually extremely difficult (RKC planks). Unfortunately 99% of people do them incorrectly.
5. Reading books and watching dvd’s are amazing ways to learn all of the brilliant insight and knowledge that certain experts have gleaned over the years, which is also an incredible shortcut to becoming a expert.
6. The future of Kinesiology/Exercise Science will include a blend of Physical Therapy/Corrective Exercise. The two fields truly go hand in hand, as you can’t optimize power production without first optimizing movement efficiency, and putting fitness onto dysfunction is never wise in the long run.
7. An exercise becomes much more productive when you grip onto something tight and allow for the transfer of strength from the upper body through the core into the lower body. This allowed me to realize why the reverse hyper machine is so amazing.
8. The joint-by-joint approach to training is so simple yet so brilliant, as is the concept of movement patterns. Thanks to Mike Boyle for always staying ahead of the curve.
9. Most people don’t really understand the art of strength training. Thanks to guys like Dan John for always putting out great articles to remind us about the art of lifting weights for strength gains.
10. Seminars are an excellent way to network. Thanks to Perform Better and the NSCA for putting together great seminars.