Over the course of this series, we've learned about the talent code and myelin, the neural insulator critical to the development of skill in athletes. We first examined how to stimulate myelin's growth with deep practice in training. Deep practice is the action, and thus for the athlete is the most critical element of the talent code.
Hard work is not enough. Identify your inspiration to achieve the lifting goals of a lifetime.
Your genetics don't determine your success in weightlifting. The responsibility is in your hands.
It’s easy to work with a talented athlete, but you need patience and knowledge to teach clients with little talent or possibly even desire.
I believe two traits differentiate talented athletes from great athletes - mental toughness and a strong work ethic.
Fitness testing is a snapshot of a point in time, but kids tend to develop non-linearly. How valid is fitness testing for kids and what should we be looking for?