Posts Tagged with "coaching"

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

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

Success in the Fitness Industry: Reality vs. Expectations

Success in the Fitness Industry: Reality vs. Expectations People who know me well know how much I’m obsessed with movies. I enjoy reading about them (what’s coming out or on the horizon of coming out), debating them (what’s the better 1997 release: Boogie Nights or Good Will Hunting?), and whenever possible… …watching them. I’ll watch… Read more

4 Coaching and Program Design Digressions

Today is the last day you can purchase Mike Robertson’s latest resource, Complete Coach Certification, at a hefty discount. Mike’s one of the best coaches I know, and if you’re at all affiliated with the fitness industry it would behoove you to consider investing in this awesome product. There’s so much more to being a… Read more

Program Design Tip: Simple Before Sexy

I often joke that when other coaches and fitness professionals come shadow or observe me for a day that they leave underwhelmed by what they see. “Huh, Tony’s not really doing anything innovative or exciting with his athletes and clients. I mean, sure, it’s interesting he refuses to wear pants, but all in all…he’s pretty… Read more

The Road to Recovery Is Paved With More Training

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of trainer, writer, and guy I hate because he is waaaaaaay too good looking, Michael Gregory. Michael wrote an excellent post on nutrient timing for my site last year which you can check out HERE. He’s back again discussing an important topic: “reframing” injury and how to use (more) training… Read more