This is a follow up to the article I wrote about Vertical Jump Con Artists. I felt
the need to add a Part II because the original article initiated a whirlwind of
responses and comments, nearly every one of which was overwhelmingly positive and
supportive. However, I did receive a small handful of comments from folks that disagreed
with my position. I view that as a good thing! I never have had a problem
with folks who take a different stance and have different opinions from my own.
I welcome it and respect it. That is what makes life fun. I have always enjoyed
a good debate, especially when it comes to proper training and performance enhancement,
because I am so passionate about the topic.
I have numerous colleagues and friends
in the industry, some in the private sector, some in the NCAA, and some in the NBA -
and we all have slightly different philosophies and methodologies. I respect any
strength & conditioning coach who is passionate, energetic, truly cares about
the well being of their players, and can rationalize their training philosophy;
regardless if it differs from mine. I know, and wholeheartedly believe, there are
numerous programs that “work.”