This will make your life easier

Posted by Latif Thomas

My first job out of college was not coaching track, it was teaching a classroom full of kids with behavioral, social and emotional disorders.

Spend a few full work days restraining a kid screaming racial slurs and trying to spit at and bite you for six hours and you quickly learn the art of patience.

To a degree.

Because, to this day, when it comes to coaching track I have no patience for writing warm up routines, circuit routines and generally finding and choosing the various drills and exercises that are my daily practices. It is my least favorite part of coaching.

The same goes for the weight room. Because that is not my strong suit.

So anytime I find a quality resource that does that work for me, I’m all about it. Because not only does that save me time, it eliminates the boredom and annoyance that I feel when (pointlessly) agonizing over the last 4 exercises of tomorrow’s circuit. Or figuring out how to totally revamp the acceleration themed warm up that will make my athletes vomit if they are forced to do it, again, for the 50th time this season…

As you may know, this week we are launching a new horizontal jumps training program. But if you don’t coach jumpers, you probably don’t care.


There are two DVDs in the program that I highly recommend for you.

One is on weight training and the other is a training inventory DVD that has 40 circuits and over 400 exercises.

I will be stealing from both of them quite liberally this season.

You know that your sprinters and hurdlers need to be doing Olympic Lifts in the weight room. Boo Schexnayder’s Weight Training DVD has a 7 step progression for teaching the Olympic Lifts that is the best and easiest system I have ever used. Plus he tells you which lifts to do, when, how many reps, how often and how much rest.

weighttraining_imageWhy invent a mediocre weight training program when I can steal genius?

You can never have enough drills, exercises and circuits in your tool box. Instead of trolling the Interwebs for new exercises for my warm ups and circuits, I can just take one of the ones from this DVD and be done with it.

Why spend 20 minutes doing something that is already done for me? I don’t know about you, but I need all the free time I can squeeze out of my day!

I won’t break them down here because if you’re interested you’ll go check out the longer description.

But if you want to shave some serious time off your Sunday afternoon weekly workout planning sessions, you should take a hard look at these two DVDs, both of which are only $29 through tomorrow:

1. Boo Schexnayder’s Weight Training for Speed, Power and Sports Performance
2. Boo Schexnayder’s Exercises for Sports Performance Training

To your success,

Latif Thomas

Latif Thomas - Latif Thomas owns and operates Complete Track and Field and serves as the Co-Director of the Complete Track and Field Clinic at Harvard University, the largest track and field clinic in the United States. A popular speaker and presenter at some of the largest coaching clinics across the country, Latif has true passion for the sport and it definitely shows. Over the past 19 years, he has coached more combined League, Division, All-State, and New England Champions in sprints, hurdles, and jumps than he can count. Follow @latif_thomas on Twitter.

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