Most CrossFit clients are not athletes first. They’re parents, spouses, office workers, and law enforcement officers. If they get hurt, there can be far-reaching, life-changing consequences.
You might think accounting and weightlifting have nothing in common, but they both come down to numbers. If you aren't analyzing all your training numbers, you're wasting time and energy.
According to new research, clients are still motivated by their coaches even when they meet infrequently and don't actually do workouts. It's easier and less expensive, and still gets results.
How do I acknowledge that my particular game and orientation to training, teaching, and describing jiu jitsu are rooted in a larger context of instruction? How do I give credit where credit is due?
The parable of the Maharaja and the elephant is just like how we should approach training our clients. Getting the entire picture first, before we decide a plan of action. See the whole elephant.
Virtuosity is defined, as the degree of artistry, or the degree of rhythm and harmony, displayed when a movement is executed to its maximum in terms of style and elegance. Why should we pursue it?
Scientists took a close look at how body movement changed due to fatigue from resistance training. This gives coaches new information on how to effectively coach and program for their athletes.
Your mission as a CrossFit coach is to challenge the client in your gym, get them stronger, and lead them on the path to mastery and competence without injuring them. Here's the prescription for that.
What is "programming?" Programming, simply stated, is the workouts your trainer gives you. On a deeper level, it's the expertise, science, and passion in your coach transcribed onto paper.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: the top 10 fitness blog contest, CrossFit coaching, mobility, and more!
In part two of my series on becoming a personal trainer we're going to focus on part most people are less comfortable with - the fact that successful trainers think of themselves as a business.
Debate continues on the role of pain in CrossFit. Coach Jennifer explains that at her gym they have two different programs - one for athletes, and one for everyday people. "Pain" becomes relative.
Here in Australia 10% of personal trainers leave the fitness industry every year. Only 1% make it to 15 years in this job. So as a 1%-er, here's my advice on how to become a successful PT.
With so many trainers and coaches, how do you choose a GREAT one? Here are my five criteria for selecting an A+, great, warrior-spirited coach who can take you past your comfort zone to success.
When you start to learn something, sometimes you get one part right and forget two others. It seems to take a while to come together. Why is this and what can we learn from how we learn?
As a long-time personal trainer I've seen some silly and dangerous things go down in the gym. Bad things can happen when training goes wrong. But maybe it didn't have to be so complicated to start?
In this country we have a prolonged history of ignoring the science involved in physical training. The end results of training can be glamorous, but the real skill is in the structure and planning.