“Leaders relentlessly upgrade their teams, using every encounter as an opportunity to evaluate, coach, and build confidence”, Jack Welch, Winning. Articulating a clear vision and strategy, problem solving techniques and continual coaching is a must for development of today’s coach. Today coaches are depending on talent; however, it won’t create enduring success. Quintessential Leadership is the ability to build trust and trustworthiness. Outlined in “The Kiely’s Company” blog on the “Portfolio of… Read More
Try This Ridiculously Tough Bird Dog-Inspired Exercise to Build a Strong Core The Ab Rollout and its many variations are arguably some of the best core-strengthening exercises because they teach the abs to prevent extension of the spine, which is their true function. And like any exercise, at a certain point the basic move becomes too easy. I’ve had great success with this type of exercise, and have made it a priority… Read More
Effective leaders build with diversity. To broker the diversity effectively, you must: Accept diversity in your programming, which lacks in this industry. Accept the different gifts, although not understood, they are pursuing the same goal. We all have GIFTS; try not to compete or compare, “easier said than done”. Give credit to whom it is due. We are to function like the organs and muscles in the body. Everyone in this field… Read More
Improve Your Dribbling in the Paint With These Ball Handling Drills In the past, basketball dribbling drills were practiced separately from sports performance training. However, we have found ways to increase ball handling skill through those drills while also increasing explosive movements needed to accelerate past a defender. This skill is especially valuable when you’re in the paint or one-on-one against a defender. These drills push the basketball athlete beyond the comfort… Read More
GREAT LEADERS ARE ACCESSIBLE! AND AS A COACH ON ANY LEVEL, YOU SHOULD MAKE IT A PRIORITY TO BE ACCESSIBLE TO COACHES AND ATHLETES; NOT THE ONES YOU KNOW. 95 PERCENT OF COACHES THAT CALL THEMSELVES LEADERS ARE NOT ACCESSIBLE! THAT’S THE ISSUE WITH TODAY’S COACH’S (LEADERS) ACROSS THE BOARD.
Father God in the name of JESUS, please help us to use our current attacks for today’s success. Please help us get our mind ready for the battles that we will face today. Please give us the wisdom for proper programming and principles of life to help our athletes succeed. Please, help us to monitor and embrace every moment in the workplace and embrace new perspectives/new strategies for kingdom success. Please bless the… Read More
This exercise is a great way to make a traditional Plank way more challenging. You have to hold the plank position with your feet elevated in the rings, and move the stack of plates from one side to the other. There’s a great anti-extension and anti-rotation training component here, which are two critical skills needed by athletes to keep a strong and stable core. Do this one only if you can move… Read More
Agility drills aren’t widely used in strongman competitions, but they’re a valuable companion to strongman training. They are an important transformational tool, improving explosiveness, footwork, change of direction and muscle control (just to name a few). Combining a strongman apparatus (in this case, a wheelbarrow) with agility drills for speed, change of direction and quickness can increase the metabolic demands placed on an athlete’s body, teaching muscle control and giving the athlete… Read More
Very few lifters work on their conditioning. It’s quickly becoming an overlooked aspect of training. After all, what we do is called strength and conditioning. But there seems to be a love-hate relationship in which conditioning is viewed as second fiddle to lifting weights and getting stronger.
I’m here to tell you that you can do both at the same time. Better yet, all you need is a standard wheelbarrow.
Going into this week, remember the right leaders must be in place, with the right vision. Your followers must buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. Numbers 22.