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Answering the Impossible Question

Answering the Impossible Question

And that's fine - many champions have been built without using a barbell. But as anyone who has an IQ over 4 knows physical training/GPP has a bigger effect on the less than talented (you literally have to be a thick-tongued drooler to not know this).
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5/3/1 Training Podcast

5/3/1 Training Podcast

And even though EliteFTS hosted training logs from different athletes all over the globe, the only way we really knew if something was real was meet time.  There was no social media to keep people updated or to showcase gym lifts; the proof was on meet day.  And Travis definitely lived up to expectations.  In other words, he wasn't all talk and no bite.
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Wendler Correctional Facility

Wendler Correctional Facility

You don't need to spend hours every day on each of these things; a little bit of consistency over a long period of time will work wonders.  Not only will you learn something but you will also feel better about yourself.  You will feel accomplished and have a purpose. Be patient but be efficient; don't waste your life wasting your time.
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11 Pearls of Wisdom for New Trainers and Coaches

11 Pearls of Wisdom for New Trainers and Coaches

Question: From your experience as a strength coach can you give some advice for a young strength coach just coming up in the industry?

Answer:

I'll list several things, in no particular order that would help any person be a better coach.

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Effort vs Knowledge

Effort vs Knowledge

Because no matter how much I learn, if I can't get people to do it, to believe in it, to embrace it...it is absolutely pointless.
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Who Should Do Neck and Why?

Who Should Do Neck and Why?

A couple years ago, I was involved in a motorcycle accident.  While riding on I-70, I was struck from behind by a speeding car.  Can you guess what the asshole driver was doing?  It rhymes with "nexting".
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Old Man Deadlifts

Old Man Deadlifts

The one big thing I've learned over the years from older lifters is this simple adage: Do not worry about what you can't do. Only worry about what you CAN do.
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Hail Victory! London Red Raiders Post Season Honors

Hail Victory! London Red Raiders Post Season Honors

I watched "average" teenage boys become headhunters; boys that are taking their first steps into becoming Men of Action.  In a few years, I hope they can take the lessons of aggression, leadership and action and put them to good use for themselves, their family/friends and where ever their lives take them. 
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4 Ways to Physically Dominate

4 Ways to Physically Dominate

If you don't work with athletes there is still plenty to take away here.  If you do work with athletes and you're realizing that your entire strength training approach is a disaster, start with just one of the above and don't give up on the journey.

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Advice for Coaches - 9 Simple Tips

Advice for Coaches - 9 Simple Tips

Athletes do not care about training as much as you do. If they did, you wouldn’t have a job.  Your job is less important than you think but more important than many coaches/admins/parents believe it is. Understand that there are a lot of moving parts to any successful season; just because you are a good strength coach doesn’t mean you will win. And just because you win, doesn’t make you a good strength coach. You can point to any dozen of things for reasons for success and failure.
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