Rob’s Rant: Do This To Truly Know Your Craft.

While I’m an avid reader and consider myself very well read, I take that with a grain of salt since I do own a gym, train real people and athletes and have been in this industry (strength/conditioning since 2001 and boxing since I was 14 having learned MORE from hands on internships, traveling to learn from strength coaches who work with top level athletes, boxing trainers who’s gyms I have visited and brains I’ve picked.

And really tying that together lock tight by working out myself at a pretty high level that I have reached through an accumulation over the years, not a damn macro cycle or an annual non practical pretty to the T laid out plan.

Those that stay in the gym REALLY learn and know training.

So for those that are well read that’s nice. But spend more time learning from coaches in the real world who have BEEN successful over the years.

ANYONE can write a book and seem like a genius behind it. BUT…. What are they themselves doing with the info? Can THEY coach? Can they bring the science they study into a practical manner in the gym? If not, and there are some who can’t. How good really are they?

Coaching is an art that is honed through hours and hours of experience. I belief in and respect the 10,000 hours rule.

Just because someone reads a lot of books just means that. They read a lot of books. That doesn’t mean they can coach or are good.

I believe in WHAT I SEE.

What can you do with what you know?

Spend more time learning from coaches who are doing what other authors steal from them, twist it to their own, and repackage into a product they sell.

I cannot respect a parrot trainer. Who just regurgitates training methodology online or into info products.

I respect and put full faith in quality coaches who produce and are honed in the art of coaching from their time spent in the gym , reading, AND their own training.

I FULLY believe that you truly learn something at a more intimate and intense level once partaking in it.

Now I’m not saying boxing coaches should compete, or strength coaches should go break world records. I’m saying workout! Just TRAIN. Don’t ask and demand of others what YOU cannot bring out of YOURSELF. I’m saying they would be better coaches if they worked out and even light sparred, growing closer to what they teach or think they know and they would truly then believe in what they do.

Training offers that education in such a way that books and seminars never will.

I mean for coaches who do not work out at any level how can they fully understand training?

So read a lot. But also travel to learn from those that coach,  and have mastered the art, watch them, soak it up, and then fully immerse yourself into training by working out, educating yourself.

That’s knowing what you study in and out.

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