Here’s a great post from Thomas Myers of Anatomy Trains fame ( courtesy of Kevin Carr, thanks for the email). I can only say READ THIS.
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Our Certified Functional Strength Coach courses are really taking off. We have five courses coming up this summer. The reviews have been amazing:
Thank you everyone for an amazing workshop! Each MSBC coach had rave reviews, without exception. …. The students’ feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Many have said that it was their favorite continuing education experience/certification/workshop yet. We are definitely hoping to host another in Q2/Q3.
It means a lot to Crunch and lot to me to be able to have a relationship with MSBC and to be able to provide our trainers exposure to some of the best training methodologies in the field, as well as direct time in the trenches learning from 3 of the top coaches in the game. We are looking forward to our next opportunity to work with you all again.
District Fitness Manager
New York | Miami
I’m an official graduate of the latest Certified Functional Strength Coach class on April 11, 2015! It was an incredible day of hands on learning with the MBSC guys. They are brillant coaches with a great sense of humor, and they are clearly passionate about what they do. I’m looking forward to using what I learned on Saturday to take my personal training career to the next level. Thanks Marco Sanchez, Kevin Larrabee, and Kevin Carr!
Next certification classes are June 7 in San Francisco: to sign up go to: https://www.certifiedfsc.com/register?campid=26
June 20 in New York City: to sign up go to https://www.certifiedfsc.com/register?campid=25
We are also doing three CFSC courses, one at each Perform Better Summit on pre-con Thursday. To sign up for those go to : http://www.certifiedfsc.com/performbetter
Hope to see you at a CFSC this summer.
This is a follow up to a post about why we no longer squat.
“I had another epiphany the other day. Another Ah-Ha moment. Sometimes when these ideas occur I can’t decide whether I am smart or dumb. Am I smart because I had this thought or dumb because it took so long? A member of my staff and I were talking about wall slides. If you don’t know, wall slides are a great exercise borrowed from physical therapy to develop the combination of shoulder mobility and scapular stability.”
Parents always fall into this trap. I love the U14 dads who are trying to stack a team to win the U14 Nationals. Guess what, that may be the wrong approach if your goal is for your child to advance to the highest level.
Jamie Rice, Head Coach at Babson College had a great point
“If they’re competitive, they’ve probably had adversity. That resilience, that elasticity is really important. That gets back to growth. We want kids who are winners not because they played for quote-unquote winning teams. They’re winners because they’ve pushed themselves, they’ve challenged themselves and they’ve overcome something. They’ve lost and then they’ve won.”
Being on the team that never loses is bad for kids. Losing is good. It builds character. It creates resilience. It creates drive. I have never sought out strong teams for my kids. What I do want is for them to play in competitive games. In truth, I could care less who wins or loses as long as the game is well played.