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5 Cable Exercises You Should Be Using

If you’re one of those guys who thinks anything outside of plates on a bar is blaspheme, give me five minutes to convince you otherwise.
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The elitefts Company Story

https://www.elitefts.com/education/feed - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 05:22
From 1998 to today, elitefts has had one simple goal: to make average athletes great and great athletes elite. This is how the company has grown along the way to educate and outfit the strongest athletes around the world.
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The elitefts Timeline

https://www.elitefts.com/education/feed - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 04:22
From 1970 to present day, this is the progression of elitefts.
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WATCH: Phil Matusz 2018 elitefts Sports Performance Summit Presentation — The Performance Pathway

https://www.elitefts.com/education/feed - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:15
As Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning for The Ohio State University football team, Matusz knows what it's like to be in a high-pressure environment. And that's when your leadership really counts.
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Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 4/20/18

http://www.tonygentilcore.com/feed/ - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:57

I have to apologize my dear readers, I feel like an abject failure of late.

Not for anything serious like failing to remember my wedding anniversary or for misusing the Oxford comma.1

No, I’m a failure for failing to keep up with writing content for this site of late. I know I shouldn’t beat myself over it – don’t worry, I’m not quite at Da Vinci Code monk flagellation levels yet or anything – but I do feel bad for my recent lack of prose and pithiness.

I’m sure your life will go on.

Nonetheless, I’ve got some blog ideas marinating in my head, and I hope to get them out ASAP.

Lets get to this week’s stuff.

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BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. Even More Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Dates/Locations Announced

Dean Somerset and I are currently in the throes of drumming up new content for our staple workshop series.

We’ve presented this workshop all over the world – London, Vancouver, Oslo, Prague, Boston, LA, Hoth – and even turned it into a popular digital product HERE so everyone can enjoy it.

We’ve already nailed down dates in Slovenia, Houston, and LA this fall (2018) and are also in talks to bring it to Detroit, Philadelphia, Edmonton, Australia, and Singapore in 2019.

If you’re someone who’d like to host this event/participate in a tickle fight please reach out to either Dean or myself.

Also, go HERE if you want to see if we’re coming to your neck of the woods.

2. Strong Body-Strong Mind – Bonn, Germany

My wife and I will be in Bonn, Germany on Saturday, June 30 to put on our 1-day Strong Body-Strong Mind workshop.

I’ll be speaking to assessment, coaching up common strength exercises (squats, deadlifts), and how to better “match” your programs to your client’s abilities and goals.

Lisa will be discussing how to better manage client expectations, motivation, and how to adopt better mindset strategies for success.

And then we’ll have a beer….;o)

Spots are limited and the Early Bird rate is still in effect (but not for long).

For more details (including itinerary and registration) go HERE.

3. 2-Day London Workshop w/ Luke Worthington

^^^ It’s so good we didn’t even feel the need to come up with a witty title for it.

After my workshop in Germany I head over to London to take part in a 2-day event (the weekend of July 7th) with my friend and colleague (and handsomest man alive) Luke Worthington.

This one is filling up fast…..go HERE for more info.

STUFF TO READ WHILE YOU’RE PRETENDING TO WORK What Are Plyometrics? And How to Use Them – Joe Dowdell

I thoroughly enjoyed Joe’s article I shared last week on power training, and felt this was a nice compliment.

How to Avoid Injury and Maximize Strength By Correcting Rib Flare – Noah Harrison

I had the opportunity to listen to Noah present last weekend up in Kennebunk, ME during the Spurling Spring Seminar.

He was excellent and it prompted me to go seek out more of his stuff.

What Makes a Good Personal Trainer? – Shara Vigeant

Can’t think of anything to add to this list.

Social Media Shenanigans Twitter

Message I receive almost every week: “Hey my (insert exercise here) sucks. Any thoughts or suggestions on how I can get better?”

Answer: “do more of that exercise.”

Yes, technique flaws & weaknesses come into play, but (intentful) practice makes perfect.

— Tony Gentilcore (@tonygentilcore1) April 19, 2018

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I’m a firm believer that most people can’t get enough upper back work in throughout the week. With most of my clients I have them perform some kind of moderate to heavy row variation 2-4x per week. On top of that I’ll also pepper in some additional isometric or scapular stability work just because. Here’s a superb drill I picked up from @smittydiesel I’ll call a Band Reverse Flye Walkout. As you walk back you need to resist the pull of the band, which torches the rhomboids, muscles of posterior cuff, and scap stabilizers. Be careful you don’t “shrug” throughout, you want to keep shoulder blades depressed and together. 118% more effective if you yell “this….is….Sparta” as you perform your set.

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The Silent Partner

https://www.elitefts.com/education/feed - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:21
The weights weigh what they weigh and I can either lift them or I can’t. They never try to convince me of anything. They are what they are and that is what they will always be.
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Vernon Griffith on Communication, Mindset, and Lasting Impact in Youth Athletics

Vernon Griffith is an adventurer, father, husband and enjoyer of life. He is also the co-owner and head strength and conditioning coach for Virginia High Performance, a privately owned performance facility located in Virginia Beach.

Vernon oversees the high performance programming and recovery for the youth athletes, college athletes and the military veterans that come through the Charlie Mike Program.  Being an advocate for high performance training for youth athletics in Hampton Roads, Vernon has assisted over fifty athletes in receiving athletic scholarships to the BIG 10, ACC, SEC, and BIG 12 among others.

In this show, Vernon and I talk about his unique journey and path into the world of physical preparation, how he develops a positive and confident mindset with his athletes, and the strategies he uses to improve communication and build rapport.

Vernon is a well-spoken, fun, and engaging guy, and I know you’re going to love this show.

Show Outline

Here’s a brief overview of what we covered in this week’s show:

  • MR Monologue: Realize YOUR Impact
  • How Vernon got started in the world of physical preparation
  • His work in youth athletics, and why he’s so passionate about this demographic
  • How to communicate clearly with athletes, both young and old alike
  • Why one of his main goals is to impact people daily, and how you can do a better job of this in your own situation
  • Cultivating a winning and growth-based mindset with young athletes
  • The BIG Question
  • A really fun lightning round where we talk about his career highlight as a coach, the most impactful book he’s read in the past year, and more!
Related Links

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Books Mentioned

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Get Your Exercises Right: Four Movements You Aren't Using Enough

https://www.elitefts.com/education/feed - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:47
These exercises are not commonly used but they deserve a place in your strength and conditioning program. We've tested them on our athletes and on ourselves and we believe in them.
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Pillars of Sumo Deadlift | Tightness in the Start

http://www.jtsstrength.com/feed/ - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:29

Max Aita and Kristen Dunsmore show you how to maximize tension off the floor in the Sumo Deadlift.

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3 Time-Efficient Assistance Work Circuits to Get You Stronger and in Better Shape

https://www.elitefts.com/education/feed - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:42
These assistance work circuits are designed to be done after main strength work (primary and supplemental movements) and provide a time-efficient way to work for hypertrophy, muscular endurance, and basic conditioning.
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Early Sport Specialization: Getting Them To Listen

http://iyca.org/feed/ - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:03

Early sport specialization has been a hot topic for years, and it doesn’t seem to be gong anywhere.  As strength and conditioning coaches, it’s baffling when we see parents and coaches embracing the notion of early sport specialization despite the mountains of data, expert opinion, and well- reviewed evidence highlighting the downfalls.

Our heart breaks when youngsters in these situations get injured or depart from sports and physical activity altogether. The last thing we want to have to say is “We told you so.”

But, well…. “We told you so.”

Despite us “telling” parents, coaches, and our local communities about the importance of long term skill development and a well- rounded approach to athleticism, it feels like many don’t listen until it’s too late. Overcoming this communication breakdown is essential for youth strength and conditioning coaches if we are going to truly create a positive impact on the kids in our community.

How do we get the world of youth athletics to not only hear our message, but embrace it?

I discovered this communication disconnect early in my career directing the youth athletic program at Todd Durkin’s Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego. I would send kids home with printed manifestos on the importance of long term athletic development. I would share the latest research and training paradigms with coaches and parents during team meetings and “parent night” promotions.

Despite some success, I quickly realized that the volume of information provided was not the limiting factor in creating change. It wasn’t until I changed the delivery method that I was able to actually impact more parents, coaches, and teams.

The overwhelm of daily life leaves adults with a limited capacity for absorbing new information. With the opinions, recommendations, and even outright facts we hear every day, we have to apply a filter for what we trust, understand, and believe to be relevant. It’s essential we keep these three components in mind when talking with parents, coaches, and other influencers in the community.

Get Them to Trust Your Message
Obviously, parents wouldn’t let their children work with us if they didn’t trust us. However, trust is hierarchical. When it comes to information, a parent may trust what we say more than someone on the street, but the family doctor, a former or current pro athlete, or someone they hold in “celebrity” regard is going to invoke their greatest level of attention.

If this isn’t you yet, it’s important to find out where the parents and coaches you work with get the information they trust. Can you develop a relationship with these people? Letting local pediatricians and orthopedic surgeons know about your program can create both a network of trust and referral.

You may need to go broader and find/share interviews or articles with celebrity athletes or professionals associated with them that back up your approach. I’m not saying it’s fair, but a parent will pay more attention to a short interview from the Rock saying, “The People’s Elbow thinks kids should be kids” than a 5-page research-cited thesis from you on the same topic.

Developing relationships with and sharing information from people high on a public information trust hierarchy increases the likelihood this information will be absorbed. It also slowly increases your social validation as an expert and one day you won’t need the middle man!

It’s also important to continually seek opportunities to write, speak, and educate. The more your name and face is in public, the more people recognize you as an expert and take heed in what you say.

Get Them to Understand Your Message
Founder of Precision Nutrition, John Berardi once wrote “With everything you send to a parent or coach, envision them reading or watching it while waiting at a red light with a minivan full of screaming kids, radio blaring, and coffee in hand. In other words, keep it short and simple.”

Long term athletic development, or LTAD, may be the hottest water cooler talk of our industry niche. However, this term means nothing to parents. They acknowledge and react largely to what is in front of them.

For information to be absorbed and understood, it needs to be delivered concisely and in the simplest terms. If you use video, shoot for 60 seconds or less with clear visual-based information. Boil down a complex concept into terms a grade-schooler could understand. Remember, the goal is not to impress colleagues. It’s to create a ground level understanding for people with no background in our field. Just imagine if you were learning how the stock market works in 60 seconds or less. How would you want that information presented?

For written information, use a single-sided page with large-font bullet points. Infographics are more shareable across all platforms and are by far the most effective. As far as the info, consider hard statistics, clear research findings, and bold data.

Make Your Message Relevant
In order for coaches, parents, and even ourselves to value information, relevance is key. Our information should inherently answer the question “Why do I need to know this?” While general concepts provide valuable insight, adults are surrounded by general concepts. In order to make it through the filter, information must be presented in a near “first-name” basis.

For example, if sharing general statistics on injury and early sport specialization, parents may or may not raise an eyebrow. They know the information is pooled through various ages and sports across the country. However, sharing sport-specific or age/sex related statistics particularly after someone on the team has become injured has a much greater impact.

I have actually contacted local leagues and gotten injury numbers for the reported concussions, ACL injuries, and shoulder/elbow pathology and compared them to national standards. These were some of the most impactful pieces of information I ever shared.

If there is a simple movement, mobility, or other evaluation found in the literature linked to injury prevention or performance, share it with parents. I’ve done these during live “parent nights” for teams knowing 90% of the room will fail. It puts the notion of “Why is this important to me” right in front of everyone’s face.

Most importantly, listen to parent’s questions and answer them. Write down the 10 most common and answer them through the “trust” and “understand” filters. When parents solicit questions, then trust and understand the answers, it’s a win.

As you can see, educating the public takes much more than posting rants about early sport specialization on social media and bashing the local coaches who buy into it. As youth strength and conditioning coaches on the right side of the cause, we have to be lighthouses of trustworthy, understandable, and relevant information. This station is arrived at through constant learning, educating, and most importantly, listening.

Strive to improve how you share your message and soon your entire community will join your mission to inspire the kids of today to become the happy, healthy, active adults of tomorrow!

Brett Klika is a youth performance expert and regular contributor to the IYCA.  He is the creator of the SPIDERfit Kids youth training program and has run successful youth fitness programs all over the country.  Brett is an international speaker whose passion for youth fitness has helped thousands of people learn how to create exceptional training experiences for young athletes.

 

The old “windows of opportunity” Long Term Athlete Development model is a thing of the past.  Learn the truth about LTAD and how to approach athletes at every level in the IYCA’s LTAD Roadmap.  This is the most comprehensive approach to athlete development available.  Click on the image below to learn more.

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Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 4/18/18

https://ericcressey.com/blog - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:44

I hope you're having a great week. Here's a new installment of recommended reading and listening from around the 'net.

Pat Davidson on Coaching, Cuing, and Creating Savages - Pat Davidson never disappoints - and this podcast with Mike Robertson is no exception.

Sleep and Training: The Ultimate Balancing Act - This was a solid guest post from Tim Hendren for Tony Gentilcore's blog. He provides five actionable items you can employ to get more high-quality sleep. I especially liked the point about getting your pets out of your bed, as this little monster has been waking my wife and me up for years.

How Should Relief Pitchers Warm Up? - In light of the nasty weather nationwide early in this baseball season, I've had several questions about how I recommend guys handle cold weather warm-ups at this time of year. My recommendations aren't much different from what I recommend for relief pitchers at any time of year. Get warm, then never cool off. This old post of mine goes into detail on it.

Top Tweet of the Week

Trying to improve shoulder range-of-motion, cuff strength, and scapular control during the baseball season is like trying to change the tire on a car that's still moving. In other words, April is the time when a lot of players realize how inferior their offseason preparation was.

— Eric Cressey (@EricCressey) April 13, 2018

Top Instagram Post of the Week

 

It’s 81 degrees and sunny in Florida, but I’m in 29 degrees Massachusetts lifting in this while it snows. Thanks to @newbalance for the tights/shorts, @pedestalfootwear for the footwear, @uconnhuskies for the hat, @srshrek31 for the shirt...and Mother Nature for absolutely nothing. #cspfamily #boomshakalaka

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Bodybuilding Exercises for Powerlifting — Programming Arm Training (with Sample Routine)

https://www.elitefts.com/education/feed - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:32
No, hammer curls and pushdowns probably aren’t going to add 50 pounds to your bench, but they very well might keep your elbows healthy enough so that you can train consistently. And getting arms big enough to bust through shirtsleeves is fun.
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WATCH: Equipment Feature — Spud Inc. Tricep, Lat, Low Pulley System

https://www.elitefts.com/education/feed - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:10
This system really comes in handy for performing movements that would otherwise require large, expensive pieces of equipment. With a little creativity, you can even add a few new unique exercises.
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One Arm Pulldown Variations

http://www.billhartman.net/blog/feed/ - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 05:46

All Gain, No Pain Exercises

The ability to control and manipulate the pressures inside your body allow you to work against the external forces associated with gravity and those created by the demands of the task at hand in any daily or athletic movement. The better we are at pressure control, the better we tend to move.

Asymmetrical and unilateral movements are great ways to learn how to manage positions and alter our internal pressure control. I’ve been using one arm pulldown variations for some time [the first video dates back to 2010 in the old IFAST 1.0!].

Depending on your capabilities, you can provide progressive levels of demand by removing support gradually as you’re better able to control position.

Here’s a 3-step sequence that you may find useful.

 

This version uses the full support of an inclined bench to allow focus on the pulldown side mechanics. Inhale on the reach overhead, exhale on the pull.

Moving to a mature oblique sit position still provides a broad base of support but increases demand on the support side of the trunk to control pressure in the thorax and the abdomen.

Finally, you can further increase demands on control and stability by coming to half-kneeling. This may be used as a precursor to split stance or lunging variations or to develop rotation through the trunk.

Models: Zac Moore and Ty Terrell
Videos shot at Indianapolis Fitness and Sport Training, Indianapolis, Indiana, ifastonline.com

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Opening June 2018: Precision Nutrition’s ProCoach. Where expert coaching, world-class curriculum, and innovative software meet.

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/feed - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 23:01

Tested with nearly 100,000 clients, ProCoach makes it easy to deliver research-proven nutrition and lifestyle coaching to anyone who needs it… from paying clients and patients, to family, to co-workers, to loved ones.

Want to coach in-person? Online? A combination of the two? Whatever fits your ideal lifestyle, it’s all possible with ProCoach.

With the ProCoach curriculum, coaching tools, and software, you’ll be able to turn what you learned in the Precision Nutrition Certification into a thriving practice, getting better results with dozens, even hundreds, of people while working less and living life on your own terms.

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Wondering how you can handle more clients while still giving them a high-quality experience?

Wishing you could grow your business, work fewer hours from wherever you want, and still be a great nutrition, health, and fitness coach?

I once asked myself these exact questions.

To learn how I answered them, check out this short video. It highlights some of the key frustrations I had as an early coach, the strategies I used to overcome them, and how you can benefit from what I learned.

JB shares his early coaching struggles and how PN went from 20 to nearly 100,000 clients with ProCoach.

Want to know exactly how the ProCoach software works? Then check this out.

See how other health and fitness pros are using ProCoach with their clients.

 

Want to learn even more? Join the Presale List Today

The most reliable and effective system for coaching nutrition.

On Wednesday, June 6th, ProCoach becomes available to all Precision Nutrition Certification students and graduates.

With ProCoach you can quickly, easily and effectively deliver — to your own clients or patients — the habit-based nutrition coaching you learned (or are learning) in the Precision Nutrition Certification program.

Maybe you’re an established health and fitness pro looking to go from 20 to 200 clients. Or perhaps you’re just starting out in this business and hoping to get your first few clients, in-person or online.

Regardless of your goals, ProCoach solves a central problem…

How can I coach more people and make more money — while working fewer/more flexible hours, and still helping people get amazing results?

Grow your business and work less.

Whether you want to start a new coaching business, or add nutrition coaching to your current business, ProCoach will help you:

  • Market and sell your services to the people who need it.
  • Coach more people while delivering exceptional results.
  • Work with people in-person or online.
  • Spend less time on the admin things that drive you crazy.
  • Spend more time on the coaching things you enjoy.
  • Work on your own terms, from anywhere in the world.
A proven curriculum, created/organized for you.

ProCoach automatically delivers — to your clients or patients, on your behalf — an online nutrition coaching curriculum that helps them:

  • practice new eating habits,
  • troubleshoot their biggest challenges,
  • stay consistent, motivated, and accountable, and
  • radically improve their nutrition, lifestyle, and health.

With you as their coach — answering questions, offering encouragement, and tracking progress through a special dashboard —ProCoach helps you get more people to their goals, reliably and effectively every time.

Develop your coaching expertise.

ProCoach will also help you:

  • Assess clients quickly and efficiently.
  • Deliver daily habits, lessons, assignments from our curriculum.
  • Review client consistency and habit adherence at any time.
  • Track clients’ physical, mental, behavior changes every week.
  • Communicate clearly and expertly when clients are stuck.
  • Attract new clients with photos, data, testimonials, and straight-up, irrefutable, hard-data evidence of your success as a coach.

Katie Wygant - testimonial card

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What’s new with ProCoach?

Since releasing ProCoach in June of 2016, we’ve been working on some really exciting additions, enhancements, and options to make the program even better. These include:

Community of like-minded people + top experts

With our ProCoach Facebook group, you can now work alongside an extremely supportive group of more than 2,500 ProCoaches — including trainers, nutritionists, sport coaches, researchers, therapists, and other healthcare professionals from all over the world.

With case studies, lessons, daily tips, and more, being part of this community will help you expand your network, grow your business, and strengthen your coaching skills.

You’ll also get daily access to me, as well as some of our revered experts and coaches like Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, Kate Solovieva, Craig Weller, Adam Feit, and more. Ask questions, get feedback and advice, and nerd out on all things fitness and nutrition.

$20,000 in prizes for you and your clients

Every year, we invite our ProCoaches to submit photos of, and stories about, their most successful clients. Prize categories include Best Transformation and Best Story, and are organized by age and gender.

Winners in each of the 8 categories take home $2,000 USD — $1,000 to the ProCoach and $1,000 to the client. (Plus, we give away some fun bonus prizes to selected runners-up.)

ProCoach prize money winners. Done-For-You marketing

With help from Pat Rigsby, master marketer, we created online and offline campaigns to help you save time, attract clients, and grow your business without diverting time from the biggest marketing tool of all: Client results.

ProCoach’s marketing campaigns come complete with design assets, copy, and deployment instructions, so you can easily spread the word about your business without needing to be a marketing guru or advertising wizard to do it.

Done-For-You Marketing is now built into ProCoach. Quick-Start guides

After a client submits their initial intake questionnaire, ProCoach generates a personalized Quick Start Guide, a slick, custom packet of advice on portion control, workout nutrition, grocery shopping, and meal prep.

You, the superstar coach, get the honor of presenting this personalized guide to new clients, getting all the credit for their excitement, and for the progress they’ll be making starting on Day 1.

Personalized Quick Start Guides are also built into ProCoach. Comprehensive Learning Center

Questions always come up when you’re learning. That’s why we created a comprehensive Learning Center with articles on every imaginable topic and an awesome search feature to help you find what you’re looking for.

The comprehensive Learning Center included in ProCoach. ProCoach Workouts (optional)

After working with thousands of ProCoaches to deliver comprehensive nutrition and lifestyle coaching, many began asking us to unlock our vault of expert-designed exercise programs so they can deliver a more holistic, single-platform experience.

As Precision Nutrition’s own coaching programs have offered integrated exercise, nutrition, lifestyle advice for years, we decided to make available our 28 client-proven exercise tracks for you to use with selected clients.

You now have 3 options when using ProCoach. For each client, you can:

  1. Use ProCoach for nutrition coaching only,
  2. Use ProCoach for both nutrition and exercise coaching,
  3. Use ProCoach for exercise coaching only.

The choice is yours.

ProCoach Workouts is now an option you can use with selected clients.

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My story: Once, I wanted to help more people. But I couldn’t.

As mentioned in the first video above, I started coaching clients about 25 years ago. Back then, there was no such thing as “automated” or “online” coaching.

It was old-school: You met clients in person, you carried a clipboard, and after sessions you’d store handwritten programs on card stock paper in an organizer off to the side of the gym.

I have so many fond memories of my time training clients. But when I think back, there’s one frustration that always jumps out.

I consistently had between 15 and 20 full-time clients. No matter what I tried, I couldn’t find time to add more.

On top of working 45-60 hours every week on the gym floor training these clients, I needed to write programs, organize nutrition habits, do record keeping, manage billing, and nurture new leads.

I needed some time back, but I felt stuck.

I was working my butt off, but not making much money once the gym took their 50% cut of my coaching fees.

I realized that to make even a little more money, I’d have to find more time… which meant sacrificing my own workouts (and health) or the few hours I had left for socializing and sleeping.

After a few years on this merry-go-round, I finally came up with a solution:

I started supplementing my in-person training with online coaching.

It began really well. But whenever my roster reached 25-35 clients, I bumped up against new problems.

Problem 1:

With online clients, I didn’t have much time left for in-person coaching. I ended up doing a ton of administrative work for my online clients: program writing, record keeping, email responses, phone calls, and other routine client management tasks.

I was surprised; online coaching wasn’t the time-saver I had imagined.

Problem 2:

I started losing track of my clients.

Because I had more clients than ever, I started forgetting who was on what program, who had what goals… I sometimes felt like an idiot, asking people “So what program are you on again?” during a session.

The interesting part? Lots of other fitness and health coaches were experiencing the same things. They felt the same frustrations.

I wasn’t a lazy, disorganized, “bad” coach.

I just needed a system.

We all did.

We needed to find ways to do the “human” work of creating programs, listening, connecting with, and motivating our clients.

But we were constantly bogged down by administrative work, like paperwork, scheduling, and receipts.

So I got to thinking:

Couldn’t technology handle much of the repetitive “busywork” of day-to-day administration?

Couldn’t it keep us organized and on track? Monitor clients, even when we were sleeping or doing other things? Send us reminders and alerts?

I started asking: Could I “outsource” all these annoying and time-wasting administrative tasks so that I can take on more clients and do what I do best… coach?

So we built a dream solution to make coaching easier.

One of my best friends, Phil Caravaggio, had an answer.

Trained in systems design engineering, Phil showed me real-life examples of how IBM, Dell, and Apple were using software to simplify and amplify their businesses.

At that moment, I knew exactly what we had to do.

We set out to build a coaching platform that would allow coaches — starting with me — to deliver the highest quality coaching experience to larger numbers of clients.

One year later: Success!

We built a beta version of ProCoach and started testing it with a new batch of clients. Immediately I was able to go from coaching 25-35 clients to 100-150 clients at a time.

All while working the same number of hours — or even less — in a given week.

Chris Poese - testimonial card

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15 years later, that early prototype has become ProCoach.

That was the first prototype of Precision Nutrition’s ProCoach.

Since then, we’ve consistently and relentlessly refined the technology, the software, and the curriculum.

We’ve tested its max limits. We’ve broken it on purpose and rebuilt it so it’s stronger. We’ve found all the sweet spots.

For example:

Since we built the beta version of ProCoach, our in-house coaches at Precision Nutrition have coached an average of 5,000 clients per year with the software.

Today we’re able to coach these clients with 20 full-time Precision Nutrition supercoaches (and a group of part-time interns and mentors) who work wherever they want in the world, living life on their own terms.

You’ll notice that’s an average of about 250 clients per coach — and they get amazing results.

What kind of results are we talking about here? Check this out.

See what 365 days of ProCoach can do.

And this video shares some amazing behind-the-scenes client stories.

Bodies, and lives, are changed with ProCoach’s habit-based nutrition coaching.

As you can see, our clients are a diverse bunch. They come in all ages, shapes, and sizes. In fact, they’re probably a lot like your clients.

Which means:

The results you see in the videos above are the exact same results your clients can expect when you start using Precision Nutrition’s ProCoach.

Want to see more? Check these out:

  • Precision Nutrition Coaching – Men’s Hall of Fame
  • (225+ men’s before and after photos. Ages 21-70)
  • Precision Nutrition Coaching – Women’s Hall of Fame
  • (375+ women’s before and after photos. Ages 21-74)

Daniel Hennessey - testimonial card

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The ProCoach reviews have been stellar.

In June of 2016, we opened ProCoach up to our Certification students and graduates. We wanted to let them test drive the program in their own businesses.

The response has been amazing.

We sold out all available ProCoach spots in a matter of hours — and the same thing has happened each time we’ve opened up new spots, ever since.

To date, our ProCoaches have:

  • enroll nearly 80,000 new clients,
  • help them lose over 640,000 pounds (and counting), and
  • collect over $38 million in revenue.

Yep, that’s all within just 18 months!

If you want to try this research-proven, client-tested, reliable system for coaching nutrition with your own clients — join us on Wednesday, June 6th.

Erika Volk Gilliland - testimonial card

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Save time, increase your effectiveness, get better results, and work on your own terms.

By incorporating ProCoach into your business, and coaching practice, you’ll:

  • Add habit-based nutrition coaching to your existing services, easily.
  • Add a highly profitable revenue stream, immediately.
  • Deliver habits, lessons, assignments from our proven curriculum.
  • Review and track your clients’ consistency and progress every week.
  • Set clients up for long-term, sustainable success.
  • Attract even more new clients with photos, data, testimonials, and straight-up, irrefutable, hard-data evidence of success.

You’ll save time while making more money.

Your clients will get world-class results.

You’ll look like a rockstar coach.

And you’ll feel more in control of your time (and your work) than ever before.

Nikki Strong - testimonial card

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Interested? Add your name to the presale list. You’ll save 30% and secure your spot 24 hours before everyone else.

On Wednesday, June 6th, 2018, ProCoach becomes available to all Precision Nutrition Certification students and graduates.

If you’re interested and want to find out more, I’d encourage you to join our presale list. Being on the presale list gives you two special advantages.

  • You’ll pay less than everyone else. At Precision Nutrition, we like to reward the most interested and motivated professionals, because they always make the best students and clients. Join the presale list and we’ll give you 30% off the monthly cost of Precision Nutrition’s ProCoach.
  • You’re more likely to get a spot. Remember, last time we sold out within minutes. But by joining the presale list you’ll get the opportunity to register 24 hours before everyone else, increasing your chances of getting in.

If you’re ready to help more people live their healthiest lives, grow your business, and worry less about time and money… ProCoach is your chance.

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Statement by Governor Schwarzenegger on the Passing of Barbara Bush

My thoughts are with President Bush and the entire Bush family, along with every person on this planet who was lucky enough to call Barbara a friend.
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WATCH: Fixing Dave Tate — Programming the Six-Phase Dynamic Warm-Up Sequence

https://www.elitefts.com/education/feed - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:31
The goal is to rebuild Dave's foundational movement patterns, and the first step is to begin each training session with one of two 15-minute sequences. Here's the method behind the madness.
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Fixing Your Feet: Integration and Loading

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After addressing internal tibial rotation and stability and strength of the intrinsic foot musculature, we can now look at hip internal rotation, knee valgus, and exercises for progression.
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JuggLife LIVE | Long Island

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We head to OutLift Athletics, a fantastic facility on Long Island, for a Squat Workshop and JuggLife LIVE event. We had a great time with the crew there.

Visit ZipRecruiter.com/JuggLife to support the show

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