What Is Renegade Training?

I've sat down to write my inaugural column here a number of times. Looking at the keyboard, I walked away a dozen times - writing, damn this is all crap 'cause the story that needs to be told is no story at all - it's straight from the hip...
I've sat down to write my inaugural column here a number of times. Looking at the keyboard, I walked away a dozen times - writing, damn this is all crap 'cause the story that needs to be told is no story at all - it's straight from the hip, so here it goes.


What The Hell Is Renegade Training?

I am asked by many what the hell is this thing, Renegade Training, that has swept through the world of sports performance coaching like wildfire. You can try to pigeon-hole it into many things, talk of sports performance, wellness and a myriad of ideas but where it starts is when you overcome adversity by breaking through the wall of previously-thought-impossible dreams.

I've spoken to countless 'ball coaches over the years and I think our work is pretty damn obvious - straight at you, hard core stuff - but when I look at what is being taught to young athletes, sold to them by the self-proclaimed gurus, I sometimes wonder what the hell is going on.

My work has only been about getting the tough job done; getting results where others are vanquished and raising athletic performance beyond all expectations. Sorry to tell you, and I guarantee you this won't be popular to many, but sport training isn't just about lifting a load in a pristine gym condition - there is a lot more to making an athlete. Where do you begin? Well first the ego gets checked at door and you take a big step forward into my training room.

My room is diverse, broad, has no walls and requires one thing more than others - a ruthless commitment. My brand is forged of dedication and unyielding commitment to success, to accomplishing your goals, to helping separate the wheat from the chaff and having others wondering wtf they decided to go up against you. So while others sell you the quick fix solutions, the 40 minute work outs, the easy-way to success plans, I believe in work. Hard, brutally hard work, harder than you imagined... and in the end, you will be stronger in body and mind. You ready? Well, take another step forward and get ready to get a little bit dark and nasty.


The Problem With Athletic Training Today

Before we get rolling, you have to understand that one of the chief problems in athletic training today is the misguided path towards training for the tests. Athletes who train for tests, not for the sport, might as well lock the handcuffs to their wrists. No one has figured out how to pull a bench on to the field.

Simply put, if your training doesn't improve sports performance, then what was it for? Walk away from the testing nonsense, it's just a marketing story to separate you and your wallet - proof is on the field.

One of the chief goals in Renegade style training is creating an athlete who is able to perform on the field of competition at an explosively faster, more powerful manner than previously considered possible, dictating the ebb and flow of the game and thus influencing victory. Simple, tried and true measures that have made champions at every level, where victory is our only option!

The problem with most exercise regimes lays firmly with the conceptual nature of training. First beyond the exercise protocol debate are the needs to follow basic criteria on training. All our work is laid out with the firm understanding of developing a wide base of physical and mental attributes, which I term the wheel of conditioning. With this wide fundamental base, specialization in skills become easier and more pronounced and the ceiling to your develop gets blown off.

The wheel contains spokes, each of equal length, (i) drive, determination and commitment (b) range of Motion - static (c) range of Motion - dynamic (d) agility (e) linear speed (f) strength (all forms) (g) work threshold and (f) sport specific skill. If one area is deemphasized, the whole wheel moves slower and inefficiently - but if all are strong and true you become a powerful, fast and explosive athlete.

In our next installment we will begin to hammer away at the wheel and show you how to attain your goals and be the athlete you want to be.

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I remain as always,
In Faith,