In CFJ and Monthly Collections

June 30, 2009

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Here are the individual PDF articles published in June 2009, collected together in a single download.

The video and audio articles are not contained in the PDF.

The articles included here are:

Kilgore - Built to Move
Weiss - Scaling: How Less Can Be More
Morse - Less Is More for Champion Runner
Budding - You Be The Trainer - #1
Starr - Mastering the Jerk
Warkentin - Is “Punishment” a Dirty Word?
Eich - Forty Years in the Fitness Desert
Hoff - Toward Better Military PT Tests
Budding - You Be The Trainer - #2

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In response to Warkentin's article, I prefer Coach B's use of the term "motivational consequences." Words such as "punishment" and "reinforcement" have specific operational definitions and are often confused.

Punishment is a consequence that leads to a reduction in behavior. There are two types first described by Skinner: Positive Punishment and Negative Punishment. Positive Punishment involves the addition of a stimulus event as a consequence of a behavior that leads to a reduction in responding. Negative Punishment refers to the removal of a stimulus as a consequence of a behavior that leads to a reduction in responding.

Many confusion intentions with what actually occurs. For example, paddling/spanking is still used in the schools here in Mississippi, but for many children, it actually leads to an increase in the problem behavior. So, what teachers intend to use as punishment actually functions as reinforcement for most children.

For trainers, most of these "punishment" techniques are used as penalities. But is the true intention to reduce mistakes, or increase WOD volume? I think its the former, but still ask yourself if your consequences are having the desired and intended effect.

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