When you know this, you’ll be crushing your goals!



The following  is a quote from the foreword in ” Athletic Development: The Art and Science of Functional Sports Conditioning” by Vern Gambetta. The foreword was written by James C. Radcliffe, the head strength and conditioning coach at the university of oregon.

“Imagine, if you will, a system of continual progress toward improvement. This system is social in nature, for it has examined the effects of locomotion in the world, political climate, economic status, and importance to the community. This system is scientific in nature, for it has examined the effects of physics, biology, anatomy, physiology, and mathematical principles that help shed light on how things can work. This system is of a competitive nature; it realizes that constant adjustments are necessary for achieving and maintaining success. Above all, this system is of a human nature; it understands that no one is perfect, no plan perfect, and system perfect. The system maintains a continual use of checks and balances: self check, self-critique, evaluate, re-evaluate, and then move forward, onward and upward.”

At this point we have understood that we are made up of a system of discipline if we so choose. The system operates in an ever changing world of ups and downs. If this journey is to be successful, one has to be conscious of the quote above. This is what training is. In any matter, every 24 hours we are given can be consciously guided towards any goal. With perseverance you will become what you do on a regular basis.

Goal, Action, adjust, evaluate, implement change, action, re-evaluate, continue process until goal is reached.

Congratulations to Derrick Rose!

DRose Derrick Rose was picked #1 overall in the NBA draft in 2009. In 2011, Rose became the youngest player to win the NBA season MVP. After an explosive and promising start, Derrick Rose has fought through injuries to his knees that had created doubt that he would ever return to greatness. Rose tore his left knee ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the opening game of the 2012 playoffs. This was an injury that sidelined him for the entire 2012-13 season. Rose fought through a grueling rehabilitation to return to the court for the 2013-14 season only to tear his right knee meniscus 10 games into the season. Rose fought through another rehabilitation again to return for the 2014-15 season. In February of the 2014-15 season, Rose again was sidelined with a meniscus tear. This time at 26 years old the decision to remove or repair the tear became a long-term decision that may affect his knee and explosive power for the remainder of his playing career. Derrick was able to repair his meniscus due to the nature of the tear. After three year of injuries and rehabilitation, Derrick Rose has persevered mentally through the process to help his team get back to the NBA playoffs. Last night Derrick Rose hit the game winner to put the Bulls up 2-1 in the second round of the NBA playoffs. I’m happy for Derrick Rose and how he has continued to ” stay in the game ” and fight to bring his best to the floor. Rose gave credit to his teammates for believing in him through the process.