Things have been crazy for quite some time for me. I keep thinking that they will slow down but as one thing ends, another begins. What I have figured out is that every time you say "yes" to something, you have to say "no" to something else. I never used to be so careful with my "yes" answers because I had time. Now I'm realizing with 3 children, a wife, a business and trying to get my training on track that there is a very finite amount of time.
I've also realized that the people who are putting out a ton of content and tweets and so forth are obviously not very busy actually working on the things they are telling others how to do. It's kind of ironic that the best people I know in this industry are people you rarely hear from. The people that are in the mass media spotlight or social media guru's aren't good enough at what they do to be busy, so they talk about how good they are in hopes people will believe them.
One of my big goals for this year is to put out a lot more content because I see awful content (not on this site of coarse) that gets passed off as the gospel because someone makes 200 tweets per day. Or someone who is very naturally strong and gifted who people think are smart about training. I'll tell you that my worst lift was my deadlift when I started. It is now the lift I know the most about because I wanted to make it great. The bench always came naturally so I didn't delve into it as deeply. Now, since my bicep surgery, my bench has suffered and for the first time in my life I am being forced to really work to bring it back. This will no doubt make me a better coach for others in the bench press.
To be able to achieve my goal of putting out more content I am hiring a General Manager. I have interviewed a lot of people and am very close finding the right person. Once this person is in place it will take a lot of the daily issues off my plate and free up my time to focus on more important things like producing more content.
Yesterday was a fun training day for the staff. There was squatting and pulling and even some strongman training going on. Evan, our intern, is on the intern program where they have to go through everything that we can program for our clients. He learned how to properly do stones from Zach, who is competing in the Arnold strongman event next weekend.
Below is a video of some of our training:
And here is a picture of our whiteboard from our educational work from this week: