Weight Training: A Hobby or A Life’s Work?

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I often wonder much about the ways of a strength coach. We are different from other people. We are NOT normal by any means. It’s silly, really. To think, as a strength coach, our whole lively-hood revolves around external resistance. Whether it is from iron plates or speed parachutes, we are obsessed with overloading the[…]

Influencing the Bar

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This post is going toward the philosophic end so, if you don’t want to think too much, I suggest you run away :). We all have influences in our lives. Hopefully more good than bad. Either way, these influences help or hinder our decisions every day. For example, I remember when I was a kid[…]

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Reflecting and Self-Awareness

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I believe self-reflection is extremely important and one thing that sets most successful people apart from the rest. Many can go through life without even questioning how they are doing in certain areas, or what they should do differently to improve. I often like to think for a moment on what current themes are happening in[…]

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Are You Changing the World, or is the World Changing You?

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As in every profession, strength and conditioning is including more technology every day. If you’re one that doesn’t like to be lazy or wants to keep their job, for that matter, I think it’s important to at least have a good understanding of what’s out there and why it’s used. My question to you today;[…]

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Knowledge of Movement and Force

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  There are many, many people who understand how to perform main movements such as squats and deadlifts. However, out of those people, there are not that many who understand how to go through that movement applying all the nuances of force that must occur to ultimately gain the level of strength that would make[…]