There’s more information out there than you can possibly consume in 10 lifetimes on powerlifting, injury prevention and technique improvement. With that said, there’s a whole lot of great and a whole lot of CRAP info out there.
- The biggest problem that I see with being entirely self taught/coached (myself included) is a lack of objectivity. It’s not uncommon to know what needs to be done but not taking action on it because of a whole variety of factors, often emotional in nature. These are real and valid concerns.
Having the right person take the reigns of your education and progress as an athlete can yield tremendous gains because of their ability to take a birds eye view of your situation, pick apart where the weak points and missing links are and build you up.
- Knowing where to look for good information.
With so much content out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with it and go down the wrong rabbit holes.
It’s easy to get sucked into one line of thinking because it sounds logical but then in application things could work entirely differently and then much of the time you spent researching is wasted.
- Knowing the WHAT vs the HOW.
At the end of the day, with enough free time, you can learn a TON about any topic online. But what happens once you know all of these facts?
What the heck are you supposed to do with them?
The application of knowledge is what separates the great lifters/coaches from the bookworms and Facebook warriors.
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