100 Words A Day
So I was reading a blog this morning, http://jamesaltucher.com, and one of the comments that were left on his post about New Year’s resolutions really made sense to me. James wants to write 500 words a day while working on his novel, and a posted comment suggested writing 100 every day. The 100 words seems manageable to me. There will be plenty of times when I think, “I really need to write more on my blog.”, but then I feel like I need at least an hour to write anything worth reading. I figure that if I just write 100 words about whatever is on my mind, then that will be very manageable. I really would like to write every single day, but the reality is that like anything else there will be ups and downs to this goal, task, resolution, or whatever you would like to call it. So here goes.
I have been thinking lately about training schedules within the sport of wrestling and coaches. I have had a lot of great coaches over the years. I really feel like I have been blessed and fortunate to have good coaches that have helped point me in the right direction. At this point in my career, I have had to take a little more responsibility in my own self coaching, and thinking about ways to get better. Perhaps this is due to the fact that I have been teaching a lot more wrestling at this stage of my career. Anyway there are a couple ideas that I think might be helpful.
1. If you don’t feel like doing something, do something else that you want to do as hard as you can – I know that people always say that in order to be successful, sometimes you have to do things that you don’t want to do. I get that, and I understand that, but perhaps you and I could be more productive doing something we really want to do. For example, if I don’t like to run, but I really want to wrestle hard for my conditioning, then why not just wrestle? Why fight yourself so much and have all of that negative energy come up and taint your workout.
2. Change your training split so that you can get more out of your workouts – This is something that I have been thinking about a lot lately. The current split goes like this, Monday 2 a days, Tuesday 2 a days, Wednesday 1 a day, Thursday and Friday 2 a days, and once on Saturday. With the current rules, you only compete for 1 day in international competitions, so why would I train for so long on 2 consecutive days. Also some of those 2 a days include weight training on the same day that you are wrestling, and when does that ever happen in a competition. I think that it would be a great idea to play with a 2-1-2-1-2-1 split. This would end up being that the days you are doing 2 a days you are just wrestling those days, and the 1 a days are for strength training or conditioning. That way you aren’t squatting in the morning or doing cleans in the morning and then having burnt out legs for your wrestling in the afternoon because really getting better at wrestling is what you’re training for, not to have a good squat or a good clean. I think that by having a little more break between your wrestling days would help you to be more intense while your wrestling as well, and you would have more recovery time to help avoid overuse injuries. Anyway, those are my two cents for the day.