Welcome Back! In this episode of On Coaching with Magness & Marcus, it’s time to take on one of the important concepts in coaching: Change! How have we as coaches evolved in our thinking? Jon and I take you through the methods of coaching that we used to hold true to our heart but have now abandoned, or the ideas we used to base our training around, which now have deemphasized. Some of the items include:

  • Overcoaching
  • The mileage driving the program
  • Program design and workout writing being the most important thing.
  • Cycles and Periodization.
  • Racing for PR’s.
  • Isolating Energy Systems
  • Our “security blanket” workouts

What it all comes down to is experimentation. We are trying to find out what works with each individual, and the reality is we are going to give the wrong training or coaching. That’s part of the game. The key is learning from it and evolving as a coach. A great coach once commentated, the moment you stop thinking and challenging your coaching, is the day you should stop coaching. We wholeheartedly agree.

“The longer I’ve coached, the less hard and fast it is. It’s about dealing with the person as they are expressing themselves on that day.”

“Put Yourself in position to do something.”


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Books and Resources Mentioned:

This is the XFL ESPN 30 for 30 Documentary

And as always, check out my latest book, Peak Performance, which allows us to do free podcasts like this!

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahnemann, a great book exploring our cognitive bias.

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