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12 Aug #217 – What Would You Do… In another way?

Matt and Scott don the 20/20 glasses of hindsight to look at their coaching, teaching, and enterprise careers and decide what they might have executed in another way, realizing what they know now. Matt shares a tough enterprise lesson realized at STRONG Gymnasium, and Scott shares a depressing early expertise managing a building firm on an ill-fated mission.


In the case of coaching, Scott wouldn’t do something in another way. We’re “the sum of our experiences,” as he says, and any need to alter our previous suggests we want to be completely different folks than who we’re. It will be pure, after all, for Scott to need to have began coaching in his teenagers slightly than his late 30’s. However that truth is definitely an vital facet of who he’s as a coach; Scott can relate to the Grasp’s lifter who’s approaching the barbell for the primary time in a method {that a} youthful coach with earlier lifting expertise can not.


As a former professional strongman and elite stage powerlifter, Matt willingly sacrificed well being in his aggressive days to develop into as robust as attainable — an comprehensible outlook. Nevertheless, his concentrate on power above all else prompted him to disregard, after retiring from skilled competitors, the worth of performing some issues that merely felt good: foam rolling, mashing his shoulders with a lacrosse ball, chilly showers. He has additionally realized the worth of doing help work after the primary coaching actions, to advertise further blood stream and hypertrophy in ligaments and tendons.


Maybe you may study a factor or two from Matt and Scott’s disparate tales and keep away from a few of their errors in your personal coaching. Keep in mind, nevertheless, that you’re the sum of your experiences below the bar and in life, and that features the errors too.


Have a query about coaching? Ship a query to Matt and Scott! E-mail us at [email protected] and we’ll reply your query on an upcoming Saturday Q&A! 



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