Feb 14, 2021
EvelChat #8: "The Specialist & The Generalist" A Chat with Stu McMillan
Play • 2 hr 9 min

This is my third EvelChat with Altis CEO and world class speed coach Stu McMillan and it does not disappoint. In it we discuss different coaching styles approaches to prescribing training for athletes in a number of different contexts. Other topics include:

  • coaching knowledge and effectiveness
  • ‘Old School’ vs. ‘Science Based’ coaching
  • the relationship between a coach’s technical knowledge and coaching practice
  • less is more vs. paralysis by analysis
  • approaches to coaching creative vs. analytical athletes
  • coaching the individual, specialist vs. generalist coaching and systems
  • which turntable Matt should buy
  • the evolution of the S&C profession
  • the coordination of support services in a training program, specific workloads and their introduction in the training process
  • non-specific approaches to training high level athletes
  • Jamaican approaches to sprint training
  • individual beliefs and various approaches to prescribing training
  • the compression of specific abilities and examples of high volume skill work
  • The introduction of our new ‘Derek rambling’ critic… 
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