The learning process is an expansion of the mind that ensures that growth inspires professional betterment. Not memorizing and copying others...but really understanding and retaining newfound elements that add to your growth, personally and professionally.
Becoming a professional means engaging others to follow you--not simply telling them to follow you. Leaders command attention and raise expectations. Others are attracted to that and will heed.
Finding a trainer that tries and tests every type of exercise modality first on him/herself is key in the real-world training environment. Do it, show it, coach it!
Like crabs in a barrel, there are those that try to pull each other down for their own gain. In any professional, when you help anyone around you, you help the everyone in the profession itself.
The last true piece to the puzzle...becoming a leader that can coach with authority, empathy, and temperament.They will listen because they know you truly care and respect them---nothing to do with your education.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
I encourage you to email me your questions or use the form at the bottom of this blog to submit your questions. This blog will still feature my daily ramblings and encounters in a day in the life of a personal trainer, but I hope it serves a higher purpose. The purpose to help those searching for fulfillment, direction, and knowledge that will improve their career and professional endeavors.
Thank you for your continuous support in reading this blog. Please update your bookmarks to http://traineradvice/blogspot.com.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
In the meantime, here is a GREAT interview I conducted with Tony Gentilcore of Cressey Performance. Tony is an amazing writer and an even better fitness professional. He is one of a few blogs I read on a daily basis. His writing captures my full attention every time and I learn something new from him every time. Check out our interview here.
Happy Holidays and thank you again for your ongoing support!
Monday, December 21, 2009
I'll keep the old blogger URL for a few more days, but eventually (very soon), it will be changed. Please update all your RSS feeds and bookmarks to http://traineradvice.blogspot.com
Thanks and I hope you will continue to enjoy the content!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Never Let Go: A Philosophy of Lifting, Living and Learning
...and I have begun to read Coach Boyle's newest book:
Advances in Functional Training: Training Techniques for Coaches, Personal Trainers and Athletes
I have had the opportunity to interview many strength coaches and fitness professionals that I admire--most of which have had a profound effect on my own training and approach to program design. Some of the coolest interviews I have conducted this year include:
Monday, December 14, 2009
- Core strength
Monday, December 7, 2009
PREREQUISITES: Good shoulder health with no apparent pain from impingement, tendonosis, or joint inflammation.
PRECAUTIONS: Risk of impingement is high during the first phase of cuban press (up phase). However, external rotators will be isolated and strengthen with this exercise. Dumbbells may be used, if barbell causes pain within shoulder.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009