Strength & Conditioning, Philosophy, and Self-Improvement

Category Archives: Career

What’s Your Drive?

I’m sitting in a Starbucks just outside Seattle University, sipping on my dark roast at the time of this writing. I’m about to have a meeting to go over some of my duties for my new position; Instructor in SU’s Kinesiology department. I. Am. Stoked. It hasn’t been this way for awhile, though. You see, […]

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The Reality of Strength and Conditioning: Why I Wrote the Book

Strength and conditioning is a very rewarding profession; it’s obvious why to those who actually know what we do in our daily duties. However, I feel that sometimes there are young individuals who want to enter the profession, yet have no idea of what actually goes on, or what is expected of them. Yes, they have […]

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A ‘Thank You’ to All

Reflecting… I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the people who have helped me throughout my career. Just a quick ‘thank you’ to everyone. As I’ve said before, I believe it is extremely important to give credit where it’s due and these are all the people who have played a huge part in […]

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The Extroverted-Introvert: Your Story Matters

I used to think that my story (background, experiences, etc.) didn’t matter as a coach. I thought, “hell, I’m a coach, so I just need to be great at coaching (and programming). I don’t really need to talk about myself or connect with my athletes (or the other people around me).” Of course, this was […]

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Developing Well-Rounded Strength Staffs

After seeing different staffs interact over the years in both coaching and business, there are certainly some things that relate. One thing that sticks out to me is that everyone seems to have their “place” on a business team. They’re responsible for certain areas of projects, presentations, etc. Much like the business world, I feel that […]

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President Roosevelt: The Strength Coach?

I’ve just recently took a trip to Portland where sits Powell’s Book Store, the largest used book store in the world, or so they say. I’ve talked before about expanding knowledge in areas other than strength and conditioning, which I feel is extremely important. To this end, I have been more interested in biographies of […]

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Don’t Pretend in Your Interview

I apologize for the lapse in posts! I’ve been a little busy adulting at the highest level…getting married and all. It was a little more planning than I realized. Anyway, now that I have my beautiful, amazing bride locked down forever, I can focus more on writing. I’ve been thinking about myself a lot lately. […]

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NSCA: Foundation of Coaching Lifts Course

For years the NSCA has been said to be lacking a hands-on course offering. Why is this such a big deal? While the educational content from books and conferences are great, the fact still remains that the very nature of the profession is practical. Young coaches obtaining their certifications right out of their degrees are not […]

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Financial Independence for the Strength Coach

The article most of us need to read, right? After all, we certainly didn’t get into this profession for the piles of money that could be made. No, we do it because we love it. Though, the strength coach role is becoming more appreciated in my opinion, it is far from being moved from “unappreciated” […]

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5 Tips for the Strength Coach’s First Day

I recently had a request for this subject to be included in the book I’m writing, but I thought it would be better as a stand-alone article. Your first day as a full-time coach, or maybe just an intern; whatever your situation on your first day, we can all agree it’s fairly nerve-racking. All of the […]

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