cool quote from drsquat on strenghts:
"You have two different athletes, with two very, very different sets of attributes.
"Carl Lewis: not very good at starting strength; not very good at acceleration, but tremendous anaerobic strength endurance.
"Ben Johnson: no anaerobic strength endurance at all. He was slowing down very very fast. But he had tremendous starting strength; tremendous explosion out of those blocks and he reached top speed very very quickly.
"Now, if I were Ben Johnson's coach, and I went to him -- let's say I was the coach for both of these gentlemen -- and I went to Ben and I said "Ben, your starting strength is great; your explosiveness is great; your acceleration is great but you have a problem with anaerobic strength endurance. Let's work that."
"And similarly, I would say to Carl Lewis "Carl Lewis, your anaerobic strength endurance is great, you're holding your speed very very well but you have a problem with your explosive strength and your starting strength. Let's work that."
"What would happen to both of these guys? I'd ruin their careers is what! Everybody is always talking about 'work your weaknesses' 'work your weaknesses'. No, at that level of sport, you go with your strengths. You accentuate and magnify your strengths."
Unified Field Theory of Athletic Success:
Rule One: Show up but don't Give a Fuck.
Rule Two: Don't be a Pussy.