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- November 17, 2008 at 9:37 pm #23379simon15Guest
Some good quality stuff from Ross Enamait at rosstraining.com and rossboxing.com.
He takes a straightforward approach and is open and free with his ideas, some great ideas as far as sessions and also training information.
a piece of one of the latest articles below:
Simplicity Trumps Complexity
I was fortunate to grow up around some of the best fighters and trainers around, and have been fortunate to train some of today’s top fighters. Yet despite years of research and real world experience, I still believe that the most important ingredient to a successful training program comes from internal resources within each athlete. These individual factors outweigh even the most sophisticated means of exercise selection, periodization, and program creation. Often times the most important task of the coach is to light the fire that ignites the passion and intensity within the athlete. Once that fire burns, the athlete will find success with almost any style of training. He’ll realize that a round does not equal a round, as his rounds are always crammed full of intensity and action.
And while this may seem like a knock against research and science, it is everything but that. I’m actually a firm believer in research and science. I just happen to be against unnecessary complexity. After all, science is defined as the state of knowing. It is knowledge as distinguished from ignorance or misunderstanding. No part of the definition calls for needless complexity.
”Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.” – Albert Einstein
I don’t need to throw out irrelevant catch phrases or technical terms to develop successful athletes. I’d rather focus on topics of substance, as we travel the most direct path towards dominance. I’m also not here to suggest that my style of training is the only style of training. Yes, I have my own way of doing things, but there are countless others who have also developed successful athletes with their own methods. I’d be ignorant to suggest otherwise. Yet to those who do, why not simply accept this fact and focus on your own athletes? Why waste time trying to belittle other coaches and athletes who may have found success with other methods? Does anyone in this day and age honestly believe that they have reinvented the wheel?
No one can deny that countless trainers and countless methods have worked for countless champions. No single system reigns supreme and never will. Those athletes who bring forth unparalleled levels of desire, intensity, and perseverance will excel with almost anything. Clearly, training knowledge is imperative, but not any more important than getting the athlete to believe in the system and then maximize his efforts.
Many athletes have potential that currently lies dormant. An external search will never uncover the key to unlock this potential. The athlete must tap into these resources by first looking within. Great athletes find these resources on their own, just as great coaches find these resources in athletes who had previously failed in past searches.
To the coaches, push the buttons that need to be pushed and light the fire that needs to be lit.
To the athletes, ask yourself how bad you want it and then look inward to find the real secrets to success.
The results will follow.
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