A Guide to Recovery and Training for Coaches and Parents

Shane Trotter


Mansfield, Texas, United States

Strength and Conditioning, Kettlebells, Youth Development


The training session is over, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you got any better.


Whether you meant to train:




What you do after the workout will largely determine how much benefit you get.


Athletes and parents sometimes tell me how they are going to another trainer plus, the work they are doing with me. The thinking seems to be that if they do twice as many workouts, they’ll see twice the results. It is that pervasive myth that more is better.



Unfortunately, coaches often fall victim to it as well.


They’ll condition their kids into the ground practice after practice and then wonder why they are dragging on gameday. Of course, you have to work hard, but there is an optimal way to do it. Just because someone got sore and tired doesn’t necessarily mean they got better.


It comes down to some elementary principles that all coaches and parents of athletes need to know.


Allow me to explain:



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