Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Not coaching by consensus

Mike chooses an alternative to a kettlebell to demonstrate get-ups. 

If you have worked with more than one of the coaches at Barbell Strategy (and I hope you have!), you have probably noticed that we all have different coaching styles, instruction methods, cues, and things we care most about. This is something that we are proud of. At other gyms I have trained at, there is a concerted effort to get coaches on the same page, to learn from the same handbook of instruction movements, to coach by consensus. This sounds good, and does guarantee some minimum level of knowledge and competence from coaches. But we prefer a more organic, individualistic approach, which allows coaches to focus on their own strengths and learn and adapt their methods as time goes on. If you usually go to one class, I encourage you to drop in to another coach's class sometime. We all have our own perspectives to bring, and you will probably learn something new.



Workout

snatch-grip push press 5x3
2 pull-ups between sets

then

for a sense of urgency:
row 1000m
then
3 rounds of:
10 tactical lunges
10 box jumps
10 burpees



Endurance Option

snatch-grip push press 5x3
2 pull-ups between sets

then/or

row 1000m staying below AeroMax
then
3 rounds at an easy pace of:
10 tactical lunges
10 box jumps or step-ups
10 push-ups



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