29 August, 2011


Over the years I have been blessed t have some incredible coaches. None of them approached a situation the same way and most of them had very different, distinct personalities. One thing that remained consistent in their philosophies was the danger and opportunity in times of transition. Transition, as I am speaking of here, can relate to any number of things which include going from offense to defense, from losing to winning, shifts in the momentum of a side, or standing still to playing. I remember one of the lessons being that the most dangerous times in a game are the first 3- 5 min. of a half and the last 3-5 min of a half. What I didn't count on was that this applied more so to life than it did athletics, even though most of my coaches spoke of transition that way. What makes transition such a vulnerable time? It is the time where there is uncertainty, when surges of emotion can make the difference in action and when emotion can cloud things as they slip from your grasp. Most of the time it is subtle, but even then tangible for those who are paying attention and recognize it. When we are training, we are forcing our body to be in a state of transition all of the time. This is one of the reasons that it is so vital beyond the physical aspects of our workout. Learn to deal with that and you will truly have something to capitalize with!



5 min. warmup
2x 100 meters skipping for distance
2x 25 meters karaoke step(each side)
2x 25 squat jumps
2x 25 squat thrusts (burpees)
3x 10 push ups
3x 10 inverted rows
2x 25 lunge to overhead presses (each leg)
4x 30 sec. planks
4x 30 sec V sits(seated pike pos.)
2x 25 straight leg crunches
2x 25 side swishies
5 min. cool down

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