Trainers & Coaches
Pop Quiz: Are You Over-Specialized?
Knowing a bit about a lot is the key to being an effective trainer.
Inside StrongFirst: An Interview with Brett Jones
A look into the School of Strength, and the future of the independent gym and coach.
The Andrea DuCane Interview: Beyond RKC
A look beyond the fitness industry and the state of the independent gym and coach.
Don't Waste Money On Another Cert
Cold cynicism is probably the best attitude to take when considering another certification.
Stop Surfing the Internet and Go Learn in Real Life
Put down the computer, get off YouTube, and go and learn in person from the industry experts.
The CSCS Credential: What's It Actually Worth?
A new survey of physical therapists who hold a CSCS credential found it might only be helpful in some areas of business.
The Next Step in My Yoga Practice (Yoga Teacher Training Journal 1)
If you’re considering a yoga teacher training program but aren’t sure what it’s like or what work it entails, I’m writing these journals for you.
The Evolution of Weightlifting Coaching
Weightlifting coaching cannot be learned over a weekend, and even to practice it at entry level takes considerable preparation.
How the New CrossFit Certification Levels Will Impact You
Overnight we went from a world where everybody could claim to be a CrossFit coach to a world where nobody can.
Every Plan Has Holes: Connecting the Shoulders, Hips, and Core
Every single training plan has a hole in it, and you will need more than any single tool to fix it.
4 Reasons to Do the StrongFirst Certification
I have never had a doubt about getting the certificate, but I began to wonder why. So to find out, I wrote an article.
What Does "Certification" Mean?
The public seems to demand that all instructors are certified. This seems to provide comfort, but how useful is it?
How to Physically Prepare for the RKC (or Any Event or Certification)
You can never be too conditioned, too strong, or too fit for an event, cert, or seminar.
The Outlaw Experience: A Weekend at the Outlaw Olympic Lifting Specialty Camp
Is the Outlaw Olympic Lifting Specialty Camp worth the time and money? Without a doubt, and here's why.
The CrossFit L1 Cert Doesn't Make You a Coach
The idea you can take an L1 course just a CrossFitter on a Saturday morning and emerge Sunday afternoon a coach is pure fantasy. I know this because I was the world’s worst CrossFit coach for 2 years.
1+1=3 (or FMS + HKC = All You Need)
The FMS and HKC certifications appear to be a collection of progressions. But upon closer inspection they could be all the training you need. Here are the reasons why.
A Breath of Fresh Air: My Experience at a MovNat Workshop
A few months ago I had the pleasure to attend a MovNat workshop. It was a singular combination of fresh air, challenging activities, and of course, trees and heavy rocks.
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