August 2018 Trigger Focus
Nutrition Principle: Nutrient Density
Nutrient Density is essentially getting the most nutrients for the fewest amount of calories. You want to aim to get the biggest “bang for your buck,” if you will. Nutrient dense foods give you concentrated amounts of valuable nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc.
Some examples of nutrient dense foods are:
Pretty much any fruit or vegetable will be filled with nutrients, so do your research to find ones that fit into your lifestyle the best.
Physical Principle: Dynamic Correspondence
Another way to describe Dynamic Correspondence is the Transfer Effect – how to transfer what an athlete is doing in training to their sport performance. One way we implement Dynamic Correspondence is being intentional with our programming specificity. The younger our athletes, the less sport-specific we will be. We want to make sure our athletes have the basics down before progressing. As our athletes’ training ages increase, our specificity will begin to increase as well.
We don’t train athletes to be the best weight-lifter (unless that is their sport). We train our athletes in the weight room to be better on the field/court/diamond. Our ultimate goal is to make each athlete better at their sport and keep them healthy so they stay on the field and play their sport.
Mindset Principle: Dedicated
Dedication (noun): A devoting or setting aside for a particular purpose; self-sacrificing loyalty.
To be dedicated to something means to commit yourself to and for that purpose. It is an act of binding yourself to a course or action — Find your WHY!