Basic Essentials of Speed 1

Basic Essentials of Speed   Howdy! This is for the everyday athlete seeking information on how to get faster.  Either you’re not fast and want to be fast.  Or you are fast but not fast enough.  Keep reading.  If you’re a sport coach wanting to help your athletes, keep reading.  Let’s jump right in! In[…]

Getting More From Your Core

Let’s look at a few important notes about what the “core” is, overlooked features, and how to get more from core training. Your core is made up of many muscles.  One could arguably say the entire body.  I’m not going there.  What I will say is that a good scope of what the core comprises[…]

Recap of the the 2nd Nairobi Performance Clinic

Hey great people! I recently returned back to the US from the Nairobi Performance Clinic.  Let me tell you, walking off of a plane into Pittsburgh PA after just being in Kenya and Rwanda is a mild trip for a few hours.  Things don’t necessarily look very different, insomuch as it’s a cultural adjustment.  It’s[…]

2017 Update & Back to Kenya!

Hey Wanderlust Trainer family.  I know it has been quite a while since I have last posted!  If you aren’t aware, I moved back to Pittsburgh PA in the summer 8 months ago.  After my track coaching season ended, I did some freelance training in the early fall but with the cold settling in late[…]

Attentive Coaching: Observing vs Looking

What’s the difference between having a trainer vs a coach?  I argue that it’s whether or not they are paying you attention with intention to give feedback, or if they are just watching you go through an exercise.  For a number of reasons, athletes and common folk are being subjected to simply receiving training and[…]

Spring 2016 Recap – Graduation

  My dear reader.  You are now reading from, Donald Robinson M.Ed.  It’s over!! School, it’s done!  It has been an interesting 2 years that this blog has followed most of.  This semester has been a real test to me in my ability to manage time and really soak in as much experience as possible.[…]

The Importance of Empathy for Athletes

This spring I have been serving as a Fellow for the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation at the University of Texas.  Headed by Daron Roberts, a former NFL coach, we set out to improve the leadership and life skill ability of high school and collegiate athletes, as well as educating coaches on the aspects[…]