Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 2/17/12
I’ve been spending the majority of this week working on (and tweaking) my presentation that I’ll be giving in a few days at the Downtown Crossing Boston Sports Club to a group of 30 or so trainers.
Needless to say, I’m really excited for the opportunity, and it should be a great presentation. I’ve even prepared a shadow puppet show and everything!
…..Okay, not really. The bulk of it is going to center around assessment, which is an area I feel many personal trainers need to step up their game in. Of importance, though, is reiterating that assessment DOES NOT mean seeking out dysfunction. Far too often I feel trainers go into “corrective mode,” and fail to recognize one crucial factor: PEOPLE NEED A TRAINING EFFECT!!!
Adding to that, realizing that coaching proper exercise technique (as well as having a rationale for choosing “x” exercise) ranks high on the list of “stuff you shouldn’t suck at.”
Okay, deep breaths Tony. No point in getting all fired up just yet.
Did I mention I included a reference to Optimus Prime AND He-Man in my talk? BOO-YAH!
Take 2 ZMA, Dress as Harry Potter, and Kill Darth Vader – James Garland
Inspired by a wall post I placed on my Facebook page last week, a friend of mine and fellow strength coach, James Garland, wrote this article which I felt did a great job of describing the benefits of supplementing with ZMA.
Vivid dreams aside, you might be surprised.
6 Tips from 6 Coaches – Ben Bruno
I always enjoy reading articles that elucidate on the thought processes of different coaches on varying topics, and I was fortunate enough to be included into the mix of some top-notch dudes in this one.
Some Myths About “Toning” – Todd Hargrove
‘Toned,” “sleek,” “trim,” or whatever the word of choice, they’re all equally as likely to make a small piece of my soul die every time I hear a woman utter them.
In this fantastic post, Todd cuts through the BS and offers some insight as to what “toned” really means as well as debunking other shenanigans.
[insert slow clap here]