It is so easy to get caught up in the what – the exercise, the drill or the workout. Today with the plethora of training spectacles promoted on social media the what is even more prevalent than ever. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to get beyond the what and understand the why. Why you are doing what you are doing, how you are doing it, and with whom are you doing it makes the what effective. Ask yourself when evaluating what you are doing, “where have I progressed from and where am I progressing to?” It must have context and be more than a cool looking exercise. It is important to remember that one exercise or training session cannot make an athlete, but it can break an athlete. To optimize the training program, a deep understanding of why is necessary. For a deeper understanding of why, I recommend following the work of Simon Sinek.