| EP 411 – A Framework For Effective Cueing

Author / John

51 min listen

In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:

Hey guys, it is Jason and I want to touch on coaching cues. I go to a CrossFit gym and do open gym versus participating in classes. I do my Field Strong programming between classes. I observe these classes and the coaches are on their phones the whole time or not paying attention to people. They shout stupid things like, “up, up, up”, when the person has to stand up. Wanting to get your opinion on cuing and the coaching that is going on here.

Do Less. Do Less. Well, now you’re not doing anything!

Everyone has a gym horror story of seeing human sacrifices under a barbell or unengaged GroupFit-ness coaches scrolling through their phones while blindly shouting the same cue to 15 different pairs of deaf ears. These are the coaches who are thinking, “their knees didn’t drive out the first 15 times, better shout it louder this time”.

That makes total sense… PAUSE NOT!

Communication and connection are two oft neglected components of coaching passed over for a list of magical cues, that when spoken to an athlete should fix the poor movement they display while under stress. Alas, they wont. In this Power Athlete Radio exposé, Luke & Tex explore teaching, coaching, and evaluating movement in way that expands the bandwidth of coaches and trainers so they can effectively communicate, connect, and cue their clients.

READ NOW: How The “Knees-Out” Cue Caused Your Knee Pain by Dr. Matt Zanis

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


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