Posts in "coaching"

The 4 Steps to Never Ending Growth

My good friend and colleague, Gavin McHale, is back with another excellent guest post today. He’s been on a tear of late writing some stellar content for this site. We’re all our own worst enemy, and for many, stepping outside our comfort zones and taking risks (calculated or not) in an attempt to grow our… Read more

Textbook Technique and Why it Doesn’t Exist

It’s not lost on me that the title of this post will raise some eyebrows. The title shouldn’t be taken too literally, because I do feel there are ideal approaches, methodologies, and “rules” to consider when coaching any lift in the weight room. That said, when it comes to exercise technique (or human movement in… Read more

The Importance of Feedback

I am currently galavanting around in my favorite place in the world… …London. I spent the weekend with my good friend Luke Worthington putting on our Strategic Strength Workshop and now I am in Day one of a three day introvert extravaganza. My plan is to do nothing but walk around the city, talk to… Read more

6 Ways to Instill Success In Your Clients’ Training Programs

The answer is easy: Tell them to add more weight to the barbell. LOLOLOLOL. I’m kidding (sort of). Facetiousness aside, I wanted to spend some time discussing a few strategies you can (hopefully) implement today that will make the training programs you write for your athletes and clients more successful. 6 Ways to Instill Success… Read more

The Future of Fitness: Principle Based Coaching vs Plan Based Coaching

The fitness/health community isn’t much different than every other community out there. It’s just as “tribal” as the next. There are factions who feel that heavy back squats cure everything (except herpes) and that not including them in a program is sacrilegious and that it’s impossible to add muscle or get stronger without them. And… Read more

The Fitness Zeitgeist

In lieu of recent world events it’s been a challenge not to be a bit more introspective and to not get lost in a deeper train of thought. Regardless of what side of the fence you reside on – relax I’m not here to judge – it’s hard not to be cognizant of and be… Read more

The Difference Between Good and Bad Stiffness

Get your mind out of the gutter, I’m talking about muscles here…;o) The Difference Between Good & Bad Stiffness Having “tight” or “stiff” muscles is often viewed as a bad thing. Not losing a match of Squid Game bad, but bad nonetheless. When someone presents with a (true) muscular length limitation there are increased risks… Read more

Confessions of an Introverted Strength Coach Revisted

People are often surprised when I state I’m an introvert. Confessions of an Introverted Strength Coach What most people fail to recognize is that “being an introvert” is part of a spectrum. No one is 100% introverted, nor are they 100% extroverted. Everyone’s a little of both. Another common misconception is that introversion is somehow… Read more