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12 Aug #217 – What Would You Do… Otherwise?

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 executed in a different way, understanding what they know now. Matt shares a tough enterprise lesson discovered at STRONG Fitness center, and Scott shares a depressing early expertise managing a development firm on an ill-fated mission.


In terms of coaching, Scott wouldn’t do something in a different way. We’re “the sum of our experiences,” as he says, and any want to alter our previous suggests we want to be completely different individuals than who we’re. It could be pure, in fact, for Scott to need to have began coaching in his teenagers reasonably than his late 30’s. However that truth is definitely an vital facet 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 manner {that a} youthful coach with earlier lifting expertise can not.


As a former professional strongman and elite stage powerlifter, Matt willingly sacrificed well being in his aggressive days to turn out to be as sturdy as attainable — an comprehensible outlook. Nevertheless, his give attention to power above all else induced 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 discovered the worth of doing help work after the principle coaching actions, to advertise additional blood stream and hypertrophy in ligaments and tendons.


Maybe you may study a factor or two from Matt and Scott’s disparate tales and keep away from a few of their errors in your individual coaching. Keep in mind, nevertheless, that you’re the sum of your experiences beneath 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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