Posts in "coaching"

Do Bad Workouts Exist?

I liken this question to pizza. Is there such a thing as “bad” pizza? Sure, we’ve all had a sub-par slice of pizza here and there. I mean, pizza made in middle-of-no-where Montana cannot be held in the same regard as one born from a brick oven in Manhattan. I have zero doubts the former… Read more

Showcasing Strong

What is strong? That’s a good question, and one I feel I don’t have a concise way of answering. I mean, some questions are a cinch to answer: Q: What would be your weapon of choice during the zombie apocalypse? A: Easy. Samurai sword. Q: If you could pick one career to have what would… Read more

Building Strong Women Starts With You, Coach

Today’s EPIC guest post comes courtesy of TG.com regular (and fav), Erica Suter. Working with young female athletes isn’t solely about Q-angles and the x’s and o’s of a proper depth jump landing. It’s also about recognizing that they’re not delicate snowflakes and that they very much can train just like the boys (and oftentimes… Read more

Coach and Grow Rich: A Simple Plan For Debt Destruction

Most people – but especially fitness professionals – are boneheads (or dare I say: dumbbells) when it comes to financial savviness and literacy. It’s just a topic we’re never taught. Ever. Most fit pros have more knowledge in how to transcribe their latest Reels video into Klingon than understanding the difference between a SEP and… Read more

1-Minute Deadlift Tip: Start Where You End

The “Reverse” Deadlift What’s unique about the deadlift – as opposed to the squat or bench press – is that it begins with a concentric, or overcoming, movement. For a variety of reasons like leverages, mobility restrictions, it’s Tuesday, etc., starting from the floor can be problematic for some people. One simple way to build… Read more

1-Minute Deadlift Tip: External Cues For the Win

External (Not Internal) Cues For the Win You’ve heard these before: Chest up. Extend your T-spine. Create torque in your hips. Those are cues which work well for some, but can sound like Elvish to many trainees, particularly when they’re new to deadlifting. Instead, get more acquainted with external cues which, contrast to their internal… Read more

What’s All This Positional Breathing Stuff About?: The Implementation of Training Principles

You can’t go more than a few clicks on the internet before you inevitably come across some coach or trainer discussing the merits of positional breathing and how it can help improve performance in the weight room (and on the field). (πŸ‘†πŸ‘†πŸ‘† I guess this depends on what part of the internet you peruse…BOM, CHICKA,… Read more

The Easiest Way to Scale Your Fitness Business…Especially Now

2020 has not been a favorable year for the masses. In particular for fitness industry which has been decimated due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Many brick and mortar gyms (as well as commercial gyms) were forced to shut down indefinitely for several months – some, unfortunately, forever – due to the crisis. And as… Read more