The Most Important Question an Athlete Can Ask Themself

By Jordan Harder
August 17, 2023

Building strength for life

Personal training, in gym & online

I have one question I ask all of the athletes I work with.

I even ask our athletes coming back from the competitive season,

Before we even touch a weight, It’s always the same question..

What is your strength and weakness as an athlete?

Think of this like another team or college is scouting you.

What are things you do well?
What are things you NEED to work on or develop?

My goal as a coach is to help my athletes improve their general athleticism. This covers strength, speed, power, vertical jump and more.

By Learning their weaknesses, we can find out which aspects of athleticism they need to work on. Then we create a program designed to address this weakness while maximizing your strengths.

Working on your weaknesses sucks. It can be frustrating and at times embarrassing.

But when you do a self-audit and take an outside look at your strengths and weaknesses,

You can become a dangerous athlete.

But writing down what you need to work on doesn’t do anything if you aren’t putting in the work.

I wish I could break it down a little harsh for you, but it’s the truth.

Nobody got better at basketball by sitting and playing FortNite.
Nobody stole the starting spot by doing nothing all summer.

They did it by working on their weaknesses. It’s what separates the elite players from great players.

If you want new results, you have to do things you haven’t done before.

If you want to become a great athlete, you’ve got to do the things other athletes don’t want to do.

Sweat Athletics by Sweat 60 in Santa Monica develops youth athletes by introducing them to the following:

  • Foundational Strength Training in a safe environment
  • Sport Specific Strength Training and Nutrition
  • Resilience through the principles of developing an ironclad mindset

Run by former college athletes we have developed a clear system that gets athletes real results. For more information on securing your athlete a clear advantage email

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