I’ve just uploaded a new page to the XCELFIT web site under the “SERVICES” menu link that includes a ton of great resources!
These resources cover a variety of topics including position statements from some of the most respected fitness, sports and medical associations in this country such as the NSCA-the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the NATA-National Athletic Trainers Association, and the AMA-American Medical Association.
Along with these resources are some of the materials we use on the XCELFIT web site on topics such as Red Flags of questionable diets, some very scary Obesity facts, a great summary on The History of Diets, and some research papers that should challenge some of the accepted thinking in the fitness industry in regards to balance training, functional exercise and using cables versus traditional selectorized machines for strength training. I hope some of my fellow strength training professionals will take a look at these and then add their thoughts – hopefully backed up with some good research and experience – to the discussion.
If you have any subjects or sites you’d like to see us add please send them my way and I’ll check them out.
Average coaches accept and do what “everyone” else is doing; good coaches experiment and test ideas out themselves before they subject their clients/athletes to any of these ideas; great coaches constantly evaluate the effectiveness of their coaching tools and methods,study quality research, learn at least the basics of the sciences involved and then experiment and test things out on the field of battle!