Influencer Interview | Ch. 5

Perspective from a high volume, well respected, certified badass, female coach? Check, check, check, and CHECK. Top coaches and trainers, I am proud to introduce Kristina Jennings to the Influencer Interview series. I have had the pleasure of being coached by Kristina as well as work alongside her and can say firsthand that the level…

The 2017 Coach | Ch. 7

Today’s Focus: Programming philosophy SD’s Philosophy: The warmup needs to be coached to prevent people from just going through the motions. Plyometrics should be done in fast but separate reps. Strength training consists of push, pull, squat, hinge, and core, but poor patterns aren’t loaded. People should get really good at patterns as opposed to switching…

The 2017 Coach | Ch. 6

And finally, we get into some tech skills of The 2017 Coach. “Yo, Sean, it’s about time.” I know. Thank you to those of you who have been reading this series and have reached out. I am so glad that you find value in these and hearing from you really does make my day. We’re…

Influencer Interview | Ch. 4

Spoiler Alert: There is almost too much value in this one… A quick story for ya nerds: I received a FB message that said, “Dude, I’ve been reading your stuff and I feel like we know each other or at least should.” I was all like “Who’s this deadlifting fella?” So, we set up a quick…

Influencer Interview | Ch. 3

It is almost impossible to explain how amped I am to have this next Influencer on. She is someone who has made me look good for years in publications so having the chance to flip that lens is just so dang neat. Because I did a $&it job at painting a picture with my words…

The 2017 Coach | Ch. 5

If the fitness industry gets known for beating the hell out of people, then we are heading down a very scary path.  I don’t know about you, but I see a F&#!-ton of opportunity in that. Is that the path that we have been headed down for the past few years? Yes. Does that mean…

Influencer Interview | Ch. 2

There are so many exceptional minds in this industry. The Influencer Interview series is in place to help them spread their message. There are no words to describe how lucky I am to know Brendon Rearick. He is an exceptional man and a hell of a positive influence on the fitness industry. I have been…

The 2017 Coach | Ch. 4

In my opinion, one of the most challenging skills of The 2017 Coach is to be able to get people excited about the process. The words below will offer some quick strategy for making that happen.  Here are some random examples of how most trainers (to reiterate, trainer=bad, coach=good)  fail miserably in a conversation where…

Influencer Interview | Ch. 1

There are so many exceptional minds in this industry. The Influencer Interview series is in place to help them spread their message. It’s like Christmas morning for all of you fitness savages. Don’t shoot your eye out. When I drummed up this idea behind the Influencer Interviews (a big thank you to Anthony Rena for…

The 2017 Coach | Ch. 3

Today’s Focus: Understanding That You’re in the People Business Not the Training Business   In my daily Kaizen sesh (aka continued education) today I came across an article from one of the blogs that I follow like a sneakerhead on a fresh Nike drop that piqued my interest on a lot of levels. Tony Gentilcore is…

The 2017 Coach | Ch. 2

“The key is finding the right tool for the job. I have a saying I use in my seminars: ‘Chainsaws are bad for molding.’ Some guys just love the chainsaw, but it’s really only a good tool for cutting up trees. Use the right tool for the job.” –Mike Boyle Strong Athlete, Zero Injuries There’s the…

Kaizen

Change – Good  aka Kaizen I’d like to tell a story about a young and close-minded person that I used to know. The one who would say “I already know that” but that story is nowhere near as interesting as the one about that same person who made a 180° and had it change his life….