This video is a compilation of assessments I recently did with a new client. I wrote here about how I usually approach the initial assessment process with a remote client. Ideally, I would be able to do hands-on assessments with everyone. In many cases, this isn’t an option so we do the assessments remotely. The video shows some assessments that … Read More

July – From The Office

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I am going to write an update every month on gym related matters. It will be a gift basket of announcements, training thoughts, gym business matters, and I’m going to try to keep it personal so its not another newsletter. These updates could seem blunt and my sense of humor is dry, and you may wander if I ever smile. … Read More

July 20 – 26


Weekly Priorities Monday Priority #1 Tuesday Make Up or Conditioning Wednesday Priority #1 Thursday Make Up or Conditioning Priority #1 Monday General body warm up if you are early to class. Warm Up Janda Short foot, 30-50 reps Instep/edge/heel walk, 50 steps each Banded ankle mulligan, 60″” each leg 1/2 kneeling heavy band hip distraction, 60″ each leg Banded hamstring … Read More

Learning to Lift Should be Simple

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One of the best “A-Ha!” moments I’ve had in my coaching career is when I realized that I didn’t need to unload the entire contents of my brain onto a person in order to get them to learn a new movement. I could talk until I was blue in the face about the finer points of the air squat before … Read More