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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’d have carried out in a different way, realizing what they know now. Matt shares a tough enterprise lesson realized at STRONG Fitness center, and Scott shares a depressing early expertise managing a development firm on an ill-fated mission.


In relation to coaching, Scott wouldn’t do something in a different way. We’re “the sum of our experiences,” as he says, and any need to vary our previous suggests we want to be totally different individuals than who we’re. It will be pure, in fact, for Scott to wish to have began coaching in his teenagers quite than his late 30’s. However that reality is definitely an vital side 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 approach {that a} youthful coach with earlier lifting expertise can not.


As a former professional strongman and elite degree powerlifter, Matt willingly sacrificed well being in his aggressive days to turn into as robust as attainable — an comprehensible outlook. Nonetheless, his concentrate on power above all else brought about him to disregard, after retiring from skilled competitors, the worth of doing a little 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 principle coaching actions, to advertise additional blood move and hypertrophy in ligaments and tendons.


Maybe you possibly can be taught a factor or two from Matt and Scott’s disparate tales and keep away from a few of their errors in your individual coaching. Bear in mind, nonetheless, that you’re the sum of your experiences underneath 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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