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10 Tips for Better Coaching


I have coached for thousands of hours in CrossFit gyms in New York City and Kansas City, Missouri. I have worked with absolute beginners, has-beens, a... Continue reading
True or False: Running on Hard Surfaces Is Bad for Your Knees


Tell me if these suggestions sound familiar: Find a soft grassy field to do sprints. Stick to trails instead of pavement when you can. Enjoy the sprin... Continue reading
Understanding the Difference Between a Barbell Jerk and a Kettlebell Jerk


When doing strength and conditioning, it is important to understand the purpose of the tool you are using. For the most part, all strength equipment i... Continue reading
A Guide to Kettlebell Training Using Complexes, Contrasts, Combined and Stimulation Methods


There are so many fantastic training tools to utilize when you are designing programs for your clients or athletes, but have you been using the kettle... Continue reading
Emphasizing Strength in Fitness Classes


Since first running the fourth CrossFit affiliate gym in the world with Robb Wolf and Nicki Violetti many years ago, I’ve changed the way I&rsqu... Continue reading
Cross-Purpose Goals


Some personal trainers and coaches get really hung up on the concept of goal-setting, asking all of their clients what their number one goal is. Usual... Continue reading
Seven Ways to Be More Coachable


I’ve written a lot of articles in these pages about how coaches can step up their game. That’s probably because I’ve had some terrib... Continue reading
True or False: Training Hard Makes You More Likely to Catch a Cold


You work hard. You eat well. You try to take care of yourself. So when you do finally come down with a cold or flu, could it be because you worked too... Continue reading
Coach Expertise and Client Agency: Finding A Balance


Fitness blogs and trade journals alike have many articles on ways to improve your coaching, and we’re no exception. There are entire books devot... Continue reading
The Importance of Emphasizing Power Training in Older Clients


Muscular power is the ability to quickly generate force, apply it to a load and successfully complete an action. Although we routinely schedule progra... Continue reading
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