Archive for March 10, 2011

Robin Hood Training

Posted in Random Thoughts, Training, Training Females, Youth Training on March 10, 2011 by mboyle1959

Don’t know what got me on this thought but, Robin Hood would have made a great strength coach or personal trainer.  Remember “steal from the rich and give to the poor”? The key to being a good strength coach or personal trianer is to learn the lesson of Robin Hood. Steal from the rich and give to the poor. Or to paraphrase, steal from the smart and give to the “not so smart” to be polite. The cool thing about stealing is that most of the good coaches encourage it. They put stuff right out there for you.  It’s like someone leaves their valuables unlocked and then lets lot of people have access to them, occasionally for a small fee but often free. Problem is so most trainers are too dumb to steal from the rich. Instead they steal from the poor. If you are going to steal stuff, think about the Brinks Job. Steal the best stuff from the smartest people you can.

In the fields of fitness and strength and conditioning we call this stealing continuing education. Continuing education is nothing more than Robin Hood in action. The great part about this is that security is really poor. The presenters put their info out there, all you need to do is take. There are a million cliches out there and most are true.

-Success leaves clues

-Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery etc. etc.

Bottom line, you could pick up a copy of the original red cover Core Performance and just copy the stuff in it and you would be better than 90% of the trainers and coaches working today. Do me a favor. Make an appointment to steal. Your next chance to steal from me in Boston at the Perform Better One Day Seminar. Looking to pull of the Brinks Job? Register for the Perform Better Summit’s coming up .

From Dax Moys/ Magic 100 List

If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the
results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same

– Tony Robbins

Editors Note: Good stealing actually costs a little money. Think of it as buying burglary  tools.