Posts Tagged with "Program Design"

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

4 Keys to Staying Athletic As You Get Older

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Boston-based personal trainer and S&C coach, Matthew Ibrahim, who’s latest (online) resource, Forever Athlete, is available for purchase. Matt’s a phenomenal coach and I always gravitate toward his content because it’s so accessible and realistic. If you’re at all interested in “holding on” to your athleticism give this article… Read more

Reframing the Way You Make Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

I can sense the eye rolls already. “Really, Tony? A post on New Year’s resolutions? How profound and unimaginably unique!” Touche. I can appreciate that there’s no shortage of similar posts you’ve undoubtedly come across in recent days. You’re likely thiiiiiiis close to introducing your forehead to the keyboard in front of you.  What could… Read more

The Art of the Indicator Set

The 21st century has graced us with a bevy of technological advances: High-speed internet. Telescopes that now treat us to images of Black Holes Nanotechnology to help improve manufacturing, healthcare, climate change, and agriculture. Pizza crust made out of cauliflower. The health/fitness sector has also benefitted. Trainers have the ability to work with clients from… Read more

3 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Better At Lifting Heavy Things

“I haven’t come across anything yet that can’t be cured by getting stronger.” I heard this quote several years ago. I can’t recall who said it, but whomever it was was assuredly someone who’d make my top 10 list of people I’d want to hang out with. It stuck with me, and save for male… Read more

How To Build Success In Your Training Other Than Just Adding More Weight

Ask 99 out 100 people what’s their “marker” for success in the weight room and they’re likely to say something related to how much weight is on the bar. “If the bar’s not bendin, you’re pretendin.” Or something to that effect.   How to Build Success In Your Training (Other Than Just Adding More Weight)… Read more