Why Coaching Foreign Athletes Will Make You a Better Coach


This week we have a group of strength professionals (strength coaches, personal trainers, and students) from NSCA Japan visiting us to take part in a mentorship program. As part of this program, myself and other staff members present to them in the classroom and weightroom. Many of them hardly speak any English, so they have[…]

Learning to Learn: Becoming the Strength Coach You Were Meant to Be (Part 1)


This will be a 2-part series on learning, beginning with the steps we all go through based on Bloom’s taxonomy of learning. Benjamin Bloom and a group of colleagues identified three domains of educational activities: cognitive, affective, and psychomotor. We all go through these stages subconsciously, but it helps to know them when trying to[…]


Ensuring Success


I’ve been struggling to come up with a new topic to write on lately. I think this is a good one, considering that everyone wants to be successful. If you say you don’t, you’re lying!  “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do[…]

One Coach to Another


I’ve just read an article that I want to bring to light. It’s a great article by Jay Ashman of Invictus Strength & Conditioning titled “What is a coach“. Once you read it, the rest of this article will make sense. Jay’s approach to training athletes is simple, to the point, and it works! You[…]

Be Practical!


Today’s topic: Practicality. The following is simply my take on the topic at hand. Let the rant begin! In our world, we have mainly two routes to go when we have to make a decision. We can go the practical route, meaning what makes sense in that specific situation, at that very moment in time. If[…]