On Coaching Podcast | # 71: Does Science Constrain Coaching?

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In this episode, Jon and Steve go on a rant. How do we utilize science in coaching? Inspired by a twitter rant, we start off taking on the bioenergetic or metabolic view of coaching. As endurance coaches, we almost always start with “How aerobic or anaerobic is your event?” Go to any conference or read any book and one of the first slides that comes up is the one that tells you how aerobic or anaerobic your event is. In this episode, we question whether this is the right approach?

Are we relying on seeing the world through one lens? Are we reducing the complexity of the human being to energy systems instead of seeing the hormonal, biomechanical, and neuromuscular needs as well? In this week's podcast, we attempt to get you to question the lens you are seeing coaching through.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode  —

What Riding a Backwards Bike Can Teach Us

The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan

Skin in the Game by Nassim Taleb


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