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Creativity in Coaching
December 6, 2018
So how do we become creative in our coaching? For those of you studying at University, you may be under the impression that there is only one way of doing things. Try to look outside of the parameters of the people who are marking your assignments.Here are some useful tips to get the ball rolling:Get some space between you and the daily grind- 15 minutes of non electronic communication\ noise time. It is difficult to be creative with your mind being full of bills\ work\ relationships.

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Istvan “Steve” Javorek’s top 4 training tips

Istvan “Steve” Javorek is famous for his book and methodology of training with complexes.

Here are 4 nuggets of training advice that I gleaned from a 2 day workshop with him 3 years ago:

  1. Continuous disciplined programme is better than a disorganised one.
  2. Hydration\ refuelling discipline is key, eating breakfast is essential.
  3. Before undertaking pliometric training, ensure that the back and abdominal muscles are strong. Depth jumps should occur LAST in any progressions.
  4. The S&C coach should set up the testing\ evaluation programmes, not the sports coach. 

Still relevant now. How do you evaluate your programme? 

Javorek’s Dumbbell Advice  


  1. […] coaching the hip hinge, then adding dumbbells to it. That could be called a dumbbell good morning (Javorek) or a version of straight legged deadlift […]

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