Last week we talked about sports cliches, and I'd like to go ahead and piggyback off of that idea.
Usually we have to listen to experts talk about absolutes in sports. You could almost call them myths. "You always need an Ace pitcher" "teams that pass are soft" you get the idea.
My old favorite was "you need to set up the run to pass." Which is funny because this one guy BILL WALSH had the exact opposite philosophy.
However, this weekend I picked up my new favorite myth. I was talking to a guy about that whole dodge ball thing, And I thought that schools should hire strength and conditioning coaches instead of normal PE teachers. They could bring some legitimacy to physical education, but they could also overlook S&C for every sports team.
This is what I got in reply: "Well that would work for the football team, but strength work will screw up your jump shot and do terrible things to your throwing motion."
Let's go with Basketball first. I could go to the NSCA archives and cite studies, but I'm busy. So let's just go to the pros.
Interesting, some of the best players in the world seem to utilize strength work.
But surely the greatest of all time never lifted weights...
As for baseball. There must be SOME reason all of these great players inject steroids in their ass. Maybe it has to do with strength and conditioning. I don't know, that's just me.
For the shit storm give us your favorite sports myths. You can argue for or against them, and maybe we can debate a few while we're at it.
Shit Storm begin.