Big lifts and better coaching

By July 22, 2016Stuff We Like
Strong squat

I’ve been digging through my archives this week, and pulled out a few posts from 2012 which I feel are of total relevance today. I liked them a few years ago, and I like them now!

Hope you’re all out there doing great work with your clients, and looking forward to a fun weekend.

First up is John Izzo’s bookshelf. Like John, we’re huge believers in continuing (I would argue never-ending!) education at TrainerSync, and his bookshelf here should give you just a few ideas for what to poke your nose into next.

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Next up is a blog post by Tony Genticore on Seven Ways to Become a Better Coach. These are all things you should be doing at some point or other. Or all the time. Keep learning, keep getting better!

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Here, Todd Bumgardner discusses 15 rules he follows for the Big 3 lifts on T-Nation. If you’re interested in getting your technique tight and getting seriously strong, you should have a read and follow his advice.

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I can’t seem to get through more than a couple of health and fitness podcasts right now without someone discussing epigenetics. Such talk is becoming bigger and bigger business. Here’s Chris Highcock from the blog Conditioning Research citing a study from three years ago, with a powerful, yet simple, conclusion. It’s a two minute read, so go to it.

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Finally, a blog post by Elsbeth Vaino from 2012, with 11 of her favourite fitness articles of all time. The articles vary significantly in scope and every one here is worth reading.

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