I am constantly striving for excellence in everything that I do as a strength and conditioning coach. I am always attempting to re-educate myself and experience the newest in training from around the world. I have received instructions from some of the best strength and conditioning coaches from across North America…
Although I have learned a lot about new methods and techniques that I can use in my coaching…
…my approach to each and every case remains roughly the same.
I follow the coaching evolution principles that I learned through the Conjugate University coaching program and you should as well as these coaching principles are what drives us each and every day at Conjugate Fitness.
No matter my coaching goals I use these eight main principles to guide my path to success, I’m going to share these principles with you today.
8 Coaching Evolution Principles
1. Most coaches find it very difficult to coach in front of their peers as well as their competition…
…by working to improve your base level of knowledge you can become more confident and share your knowledge with your peers.
Taking the time to do some research into your training and to ask questions will only help you to train more successfully and demonstrate your skills to others. Acquiring essential Strength Training Knowledge through the Conjugate University program has been a big reason for my success.
2. Coaching in front of other people or athletes is very important.
Experience and training comes from making mistakes and overcoming them and learning…
…and coaching in a peer group is a great way that you can all learn together. This is an excellent way that you can utilize your new Conjugate Fitness programming in your gym.
3. What is the true definition of an coach?
The truth is anyone could be a great coach and no one has the right to say you can’t be one.
There’s no reason why you should have to spend thousands of dollars on the latest training to become an athlete or to create a great workout plan. Your knowledge and education can turn you into an coach…
…although you may feel you pale in comparison to any professional coach it is possible for you to achieve the same coaching knowledge.
4. Remember that to accomplish your goals you must execute them.
Making goals and following through on them will only get the ball rolling faster and allow you to become a great coach.
5. Being coach is extremely tough but also very rewarding. With proper education you can enjoy the rewards of being an athlete by spending less time at the gym and seeing excellent results. With the proper knowledge provided by Conjugate University you can accomplish quite a bit in just a short time.
6. Anyone can learn the principles to become a great coach and athlete. The process is simple and involves studying and duplicating others’ successes, it is your drive and execution of these principles that will ensure your success.
7. Being a good coach is all in your mindset. A big part of creating training plan involves instilling your confidence and to keep your motivation and confidence up before every workout to make sure you can continue to replicate everything you have learned.
8. Nothing in this program is theoretical it’s all possible. You can go into any gym and utilize the methods from this program as well as have access to the equipment. The advantage of utilizing materials from other coaches and athletes is that you can avoid their mistakes and get the most efficient results with equipment that is commonly found in many gyms.
Continual education and learning on your part as a coach can strengthen your gym and improve the overall quality of your coaching services.
‘The more you know, the more you realize you need to learn. The more questions you have, the more experiments you’ll want to run.
This continual learning keeps you engaged,’ coach Christos explained, adding…
…’Think about the things that are boring in life. They’re the things that repeat over and over, like the film Groundhog Day. As coaches, we should constantly work to evolve and improve.
That gives us the power to educate and better serve our clients.
So continually working to grow your knowledge base as a coach enables you to better serve your clients, while also making for a more rewarding career for you, the coach.
Quite simply, it makes your career as a strength & conditioning coach fun and dynamic.
Continuing education also provides coaches with the ability to be more versatile.
Coaches can better serve a broader range of clients, with more diverse needs and requirements…
…For instance, a client who’s recovering from an injury and just started at the gym will have very different needs and goals when compared to a client who’s been at the gym daily for the past 10 years. The most successful fitness coaches are those individuals who can serve a broad range of clientele, from every walk of life.
You’ll also learn the importance of getting your fellow coaches to continue their education; this keeps your entire gym dynamic and the staff as a whole can evolve and improve over time. This prevents coaches from falling into a situation that’s illustrated by the adage:
If you run with the lame, you’ll develop a limp…
…You don’t want to develop a limp as a result of working with coaches who are at a standstill in their careers. This ensures that your coaching remains on the cutting edge.
Workout of the Day
Dynamic Effort Lower Body
10 Band Assisted Inverse Curl
15 Russian Twists – each side