On Saturday, one of my clients broke his ankle throwing batting practice by getting it stuck in a net during his followthrough. Sunday he did a bunch of contrast baths and walked on it as best he could to stimulate the osteoblasts in his foot and promote blood flow.
Today he called me and came to the facility to throw weighted baseballs, medicine balls, and to get a modified upper body workout in.
There are no excuses for missing training dates.
I wouldn’t even say that my training program - four days per week, 2.5 hour sessions - is “working hard.” It would be a disgrace to those who are in the facility and outside twice per day, 2 hours per session. What we do is merely adequate.
I can’t stand the people who say they “work hard” but have terrible strength numbers, bad body composition, and are far behind skill-wise.
I grew up in the Midwest. A friend of a friend came into my facility today and he was from Cleveland too. We talked about how elite sports were in Cleveland (football particularly - look up St. Ignatius, or St. Edwards for wrestling) and how there were no training facilities there. It was good to recall that stuff. Kids simply worked way harder back there because they had less money and less opportunity.
All I want is to coach 15-20 kids that want it half as bad as the hardest working kids from poor areas of the Midwest. But in Seattle… I’m not sure there even are that many kids. It’s sad.