coaching

Managing a classroom, be it in a school or a gym, is more than just teaching the material. There are other variables to consider, and other questions for new coaches in particular to ask themselves.
We are at an interesting period where is a swelling of interest in the Olympic lifts, but trainees lack a proper physical education. For new weightlifting coaches, the game has forever changed.
Carving out the time for the gym is critically important, but we must be careful not to sabotage our gym time by bringing the rest of the world into our workouts.
When I started on my coaching journey I ebbed from one style to the other as I sought to find my coaching voice. Here are the paradoxes I explored, the mistakes I made, and the lessons I learnt.
As my pregnant belly becomes more obtrusive, I've noticed coaches treat me differently than before. Here are 4 good coaching qualities I've observed that should be the norm for everyone.
Mike Mahler has been training and teaching kettlebells for far longer than most people. Who does he admire as a coach and what inspired him? Find out in our 12 Reps.
It's refreshing to talk to a fitness expert who truly loves what they do. I had that opportunity when I spoke to Jason Seib, author of "The Paleo Coach" and owner of Clackamas Physical Conditioning.
Since the use of analogy is ubiquitous in the human experience, it makes sense to consider how best to maximize their power in our teaching and coaching. Read on for a few suggestions:
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: cardio, range of motion, coaching advice, Olympic weightlifting, and more!
When I'm in anticipation of coaching a seminar I go to a very dark and insecure place. At least I did until a realization I had this past weekend about myself and what I have to offer.
Although most people understand the relevance of anatomy and physiology, few people understand the process of scientific reasoning that may be the most valuable tool that can be applied to coaching.
As a coach, you likely have a multitude of plaques on your walls displaying a variety of certifications - but those do not make you a great coach. To be a great coach you must inspire me.
Weightlifting might be an individual sport, but it is best trained for in a group setting. Here are the reasons I believe the most successful lifters came from a real team setting.
Researchers questioned over 100 experienced strength and conditioning coaches to find out what mental strategies they employed with their athletes. Are you using these techniques?
You've probably heard finding a niche is a good business move, but there's a good and a bad way to do it. Here are five things to avoid while exploring a new specialty.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: qualities of a good coach, BJJ, rowing, vitamin D, and more!
It happens all the time - coaches who are cheerleaders, not leaders. How does a coach not say “no” or stop a movement? How does a coach not give coaching?