January 2019 Trigger Focus
Mindset Principle: Leadership
Leadership comes in many forms. Think about the greatest leaders you know. Chances are, many of them have different styles. Some might be very vocal and outwardly passionate (ex: Tom Brady) while others might lead strictly by example (Andre Johnson). No matter the style, all great leaders have one thing in common: they inspire others to chase greatness. What are you doing to inspire those around you?
“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.”
– John C. Maxwell
Nutrition Principle: 3 Macronutrients
Supported for use (In specific situations in sport using evidence-based protocols):
- Sports drinks, Gels, and Bars
- Whey Protein
- Iron & Calcium Supplements
- Vitamin D
- Beta Alanine
Deserving of further research (These supplements could be considered for athletes under a research protocol or case-managed monitoring situation):
- Antioxidants C & E
- Tart Cherry Juice
- Exotic Berries (i.e. Acai, Goji, etc.)
- Fish Oils
Physical Principle: Stress
One of the core principles for our athletic development processes is the concept of periodization. Having goals is vital for all athletes. You need to know where you want to go before you can take the proper steps to get there. However, constant fixation on an end-goal can be detrimental to actually achieving it. That is where the idea of periodization helps immensely.
Periodization is taking the end-goal and breaking it down into smaller, more achievable steps. Think of it this way: Your end-goal is that finished bookcase from IKEA. Periodization is what helps you build it with steps A through J. This process-oriented mindset creates daily opportunities for little victories, which helps sustain the motivation required to accomplish long-term goals.
“Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour.”