Posts in "coaching"

Where Fitness Professionals Go Wrong When Training Women

Anyone’s who read TonyGentilcore.com for any length of time knows I’m passionate about a number of things: 1. Deadlifts 2. Beef Jerky (or any dead animal flesh really. Except eel. Or octopus. Or snail. Basically it needs to have legs if I’m going to eat it). 3. Star Wars 4. My Cat 5. Helping to reverse… Read more

The Low Bar Squat

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Thomas Campitelli, a Starting Strength Coach and one of Mark Rippetoe’s lead lecturers for his Starting Strength Seminars. A Brief Backstory: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away Back in early September, Cressey Sports Performance coach, Tony Bonvechio, wrote THIS article for my site explaining some of… Read more

A Candid Conversation With Mike Robertson

Whenever I get the chance to listen to other coaches speak or to watch them in action, I’m always locked in. I sit with bated breath and intense concentration as I listen to him or her’s train of thought on everything… …in addition to listening to how they cue certain exercises and coach up their… Read more

How To Get the Best Out of Your Athletes and Clients: 4 Points For Better Coaching

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of my good friend and phenomenal strength coach, Todd Bumgardner. Enjoy! A few moons ago I was a promising high school football player. Quarterback offensively and a defensive utility man. I was good enough to get recruited by schools from D3 to the lower D1 levels—eventually settling on a tiny… Read more

5 Traits of a Successful Coach

Ask ten different people their opinion on what traits or characteristics make for a great or successful (strength) coach and you’re bound to get ten different answers and iterations. Some will use adjectives like strong, experienced, knowledgable, professional, motivating, or destroy the back of my pants scary. Others will use less germane markers such as… Read more