Being a coach is not sitting through a weekend certification and getting a few letters after your name.
So you want to be a strength coach, eh? Turns out it’s not as easy as sitting through a weekend certification and getting a few letters after your name. In fact, even if you got a four-year degree from an accredited university, you still might not get the job of your dreams after school.
In a field awash in conflicting information, it’s up to you to decide what you listen to.
One of my favorite things about the Internet fitness world is how much I learn every day. Last week I learned from an evidence-based infographic that I don’t have a six-pack because I’m not willing to sacrifice and #riseandgrind, which means I’m probably an impotent husk of a man incapable of satisfying my non-existent girlfriend (who is probably non-existent because of said lack of six pack).
GPP training keeps you healthy, injury-free, and away from boredom. Tailor a programme to suit your needs with this simple template.
I often get asked what the best form of general physical preparedness (GPP) for kettlebell sport is. Most people would like a quick “silver bullet” solution and get frustrated by my answer: it depends.
The truth is, the variables of exercise selection, intensity, and duration are many. Each athlete is a unique and beautifully complex individual. There isn’t a golden programme that will sort everything out for everyone, and this holds true in kettlebell sport as much as any other discipline.
Have you ever tried a lettuce wrap? By using lettuce to wrap up your taco, you are saving yourself a lot of calories and carbs – and suddenly these tacos turn into a big protein meal that loaded with vegetables!
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The most important job of a strength coach is to help reduce injury both on and off the field.
As strength coaches, the athlete’s health should be our top priority. The role of a strength coach is to prepare athletes to play their sport and compete through strength and conditioning programs that are developed to elevate their athleticism.
The fitness industry is all about creating rules, but you can break all of them and still succeed.
Charles is here on a weekly basis to help you cut through the B.S. and get some real perspective regarding health and training. Please post feedback or questions to Charles directly in the comments below this article.
When you set out to improve yourself in the physical realm, it’s easy to get pigeonholed or fixated on the hundreds of rules, programs, and philosophies that exist in the fitness world.