Knowing the “Why” Behind Your Training
This past weekend, and for the month prior, I prepared and tested to become certified as a Functional Strength Coach. After 25 years of coaching/training experience you might well ask why I would want to add a new set of initials after my name that most people probably won’t recognize.
Throughout the course of my career I have always wanted to know and to be able to explain to others why I use the training methods I do. This led me to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 1998 in addition to all the course and field work I had done pursuing my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Physical Education. It drove me to work with Mike Boyle at his strength and conditioning facility in the Greater Boston area after 10 years of running my own business and 8 years as the Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Middlesex School in Concord, MA. And I left a better coach for it.
Now that I have moved my performance training business to a private training studio setting in Salisbury I wanted to be part of a coaching community where people are actively working to deliver the best results to clients. To do so you need to be able to explain why you use the exercises you do; get rid of exercises that no longer work or could cause harm and learn from the best practitioners around.
Working around and being associated with Mike Boyle and his talented staff has both pushed me to consider the science behind the way I train as well as refining and confirming my training methods. So let me ask you a simple question: Do you know why you do the exercises you do whether on your own or with a personal trainer? If not, consider contacting us for a free consultation today.