April 09, 2015
Lazy: It's the second most commonly used word by high school and college athletes to describe their generation. ("Tired" is #1)
Lack of hustle on and off the field. Diminished aggressiveness. Failing to study properly for an exam. Lower motivation.
For a generation that is so busy, why are they so lazy?
One alarming insight into this answer has to do with their sleep.
Recently, I asked thousands of high school students what time they went to bed the previous night. Their answers were shocking.
Over 50% reported going to bed after midnight.
Nearly 90% said they interacted with their phone during the night.
They are sleep deprived. Chronically. They know it and feel it.
To decrease laziness, an athlete must do 2 things:
1: Consistently go to bed earlier to get 9.2 hrs of sleep.
2: Keep their phone far away from the bed during the night.
Test out these 2 suggestions. The only thing to lose is laziness.