Toughness is hard to define. You can’t find toughness within an athletes physiological makeup, and you won’t see any toughness reps on a lift card. It’s an intangible quality, an attitude, and it’s developed by stressing those things which are critical to its growth over a long period of time.
If you’re looking to get fit in a hurry, you should hit high intensities often. But understand that you are getting fit by only attacking one side of the equation, and there’s a limit to how fit you can ultimately get this way (not to mention a greater risk of injury and overtraining). Complete aerobic fitness happens when you put in the work at low intensities over time and develop the “low end” aerobic adaptations to support the higher intensity work.
After a long, draining football season, Iowa football director of strength and conditioning Chris Doyle helps his student-athletes recover by starting at square one and re-teaching them the basics.
Master Strength Coaches Defined By Work Ethic, Knowledge – Kathy Crowe-Wagner, MSCC, is one of the few women to achieve the MSCC title of distinction. While she has faced many hurdles in her career, she says the profession isn’t biased based on gender. Rather, it’s biased based on work ethic and knowledge.