It’s rare that I do a blog post about one particular episode but, I have to recommend this one. If you are not a regular listener or if you are like me and have fallen a little behind make sure you listen to Episode 75. Jason DeMayo from Richmond gives out some of the best common sense coaching tips I have heard in a long time. Talk about Learning to Speak Coach. Jason has great thoughts on coaching athletes in all sports and really shows how important it is for a strength coach to understand the sports he works with.Take a minute and listen to Episode 75.
Archive for May, 2011
Here we go again. On June 3-5 the best in education for strength and conditioning, rehab and fitness professionals resumes. As I say every year, if you don’t get to one of these seminars every year you are making a huge mistake. The biggest complaint from attendees at a Perform Better Summit is that with four sessions going on at one time it is tough to decide who to see. It’s so tough that some people are buying the Perform Better Seminar Pass and attending two Summits. It’s always tough for me too but, just like you I have to choose. You can download the schedule first so you can follow along. Here are my recommendations on a session by session basis:
Note- Just like last year I will almost always choose lectures over hands-on. Just my opinion. I’m here to learn, not to get exercise. I may go to a hands on but, not to get a workout. Save your workout for another day and get some knowledge to help your clients and athletes
Friday June 3rd
9:15- Mark Verstegen on Barefoot Training or Lee Burton? I’ve already heard Lee so I’m going to Mark. If you want to learn more about the FMS, go to Lee’s. You also have two great hands-on sessions with Martin Rooney and Jason Brown but, my guess is SRO for Mark.
10:45- This might be my toughest draw ever. I am opposite the great Stuart McGill. I watched Charles Staley speak a few weeks ago and think he will be a great addition if you train athletes and are interested in Olympic weightlifting. Charles is a very entertaining speaker. Jason Glass is new this year so I don’t know what to expect. If you train golfers, make sure to check out Jason. My hands on will be dealing with updates on all our warm-up progressions ( we’ve developed some great FMS based stuff) as well as our strength progressions. I think it will a great hands-on learning experience. However, I am guessing SRO for Stu.
1:00- After lunch you are simply going to have to pick based on your interest. Mark Verstegen is a personal favorite of mine. I enjoy watching him talk but, it is always tough to skip a Gray Cook talk. I’m thinking Gray gets SRO. If you work with athletes you have to get to Lee Taft’s talk. I’m going o be at Bill Parisi’s. I need the business info.
2:30- I have to admit, I hope I get a big crowd for my lecture but based on the competition I’m not sure. I think My Success Secrets talk might be the most valuable one I’ve ever given. I’m going to be honest. If you haven’t heard it come. It will make you better at your job. Once again I’m opposite Stu. I know he will have a big audience. As I said above Jason Glass is a wild card but as I said earlier, if you train golfers Jason should be your choice.
4:00- This is the first toss up. As I said, I prefer lectures and think both Lee and Martin’s will be good. Gray is always good. As I mentioned, if you want to learn how to Olympic lift or how to teach your clients than go to Charles Staley’s hands-on. He did a very entertaining hour at my Arizona seminar a few weeks ago.
5:30- The great Thomas Plummer runs unopposed as usual. Do not head to the bar early. The beer is free after. Thomas always makes me think. I’ll be there.
Saturday June 4th
8:00- Rachel Cosgrove gets the toughest draw of the day right out of the gate. Thomas Myers is just an interesting speaker. His talk last year was one of the best attended. In addition Chris Poirier has scheduled two hands–on sessions that I know will be popular. John Brookfield doing ropes and Jason Brown doing kettlebells. This might split the crowd up a bit. Rachel’ new book is excellent and if you train females, pass on the other three and hit Rachel’s talk.
9:45- 11- Toughest choice yet. Two great lectures and two great hands-ons. For the first time ever Alwyn Cosgrove might not be my top choice. I’d probably opt for one of the two lectures, McGill or Sue Falsone. Sue is awesome so if you seen Stuart a few times, see Sue.
11-12:15- Another tough one. I love Dan John, really interesting guy and new to this circuit. Dan will wow the strength crowd with both his info and his amusing anecdotes.
As I mentioned before, Thomas Myers had the highest attendance of any lecture last year that I saw. Stu and Sue follow up their lectures with hands-on.
1:15-2:30- This is a tough choice but, if you have not seen Todd Durkin’s Impact talk go. He is an outstanding motivator. Todd is a guy who “walks the talk”. Very motivational. You also can’t lose with any of the other three. If you work with females, see Rachel. If you are a science geek, go see Thomas Myers. Last but not least, Fraser Quelch is a great lecturer. Saturday might be the best day and the toughest choices in Summit history.
2:45-4 – Alwyn Cosgrove is both smart and funny. You can never lose seeing him. If you want nutrition info, see Chris Mohr. If you want to get a workout, see Todd. Want to see a great coach at work, go to Dan John’s hands-on.
4:35- Q+A. Get your questions answered at the end of the day, great opportunity.
Sunday June 5th
8- Sunday is a great day. The same six guys fill three time slots. Both Eric Beard and Dave Tiberio are new this year. Robb Rogers and Eric Cressey are back. I might hit Robb’s lecture at 8 as he joins me on the Banned by the NSCA tour.
9:30-10:45- This is without a doubt another difficult time slot. I haven’t heard Vern for a while so I am anxious to see him speak. I also want to see Todd Wright’s talk. Todd is one of the funniest guys on the tour.
11- 12:45- The weekend ends the way it began with tough choices. This might the first time I will recommend a hands-on as my top two choices in this slot are Vern’s and Todd’s hands –on. Looks like I might not get home until 2.
Truth is, I can see why a few attendees come more than once. By coming three times I will see them all.
As always we have great articles and great forum threads for you to read.
Last week started with an article called Why I don’t Like Y-T-W Exercises https://www.strengthcoach.com/members/login.cfm?hpage=2353.cfm
This was originally a blog post at MikeReinhold.com and Mike makes a great case for why we might want to do things a little differently.
Next up was a great piece by Brad Kaczmarski called The Functional Fitness Formula. https://www.strengthcoach.com/members/login.cfm?hpage=2354.cfm Brad does a great job of explaining how he motivates his athletes in this one.
Last up was another piece from Anthony Donskov. The article is called High Volume, High Impact, CNS Intensive = Exhaustion. http://www.strengthcoach.com/members/2357.cfm This one looks at the use of high intensity programs like Crossfit and P90X.
As always, lots of great stuff to read. Make sure to take a few minutes and log on. Remember, if you have questions just log on and ask.
Anthony has posted a new episode of The Strength Coach Podcast, a new episode of Strength Coach TV and some great webinars at SCWebinars.com.
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This month we have some great new webinars coming up, one from me (“25 Mistakes -2011”), as well as ones from Josh Henkin (“Re-examining Dynamic Variable Resistance Training”), John Damico, Frank Dolan and Alwyn Cosgrove(Topics TBA).
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