Not every job is going to be the right fit for you, no matter how hard you try to make it work. Know who you are, what you believe in, what you are willing to sacrifice, and what you will and will not do.
You’ll learn a lot from your strength and conditioning internship — but there are some things you might glean over. Keep these points in mind, and you’ll get even more out of your internship than you thought possible.
Your employees are like your clients in the gym. They want to build their skills and strengths and hopefully, are able to do it on their own. If you’re unable to manage your management, you are doing your employees and yourself a major disservice.
Although this article is directed at those supervising GAs and interns, if you’re a student reading this article, you can use these strategies to help to plan your own professional development as well.
In this episode of Table Talk Podcast, Dave Tate talks about his childhood, attempting meditation after the episode with JM Blakley, Q&A videos in the elitefts archives, and of course, he answers as many questions as time allows.
It doesn’t matter if you’re planning on coaching part-time or full-time; coaching is a job that requires time, passion, and a deep love of the sport — no matter the paygrade. If you’re only in it for the glory or money, you’re not going to last long.
Live and learn from your failures and mistakes. Be willing to learn, and maybe more importantly, be willing to be wrong. Now go and pass that along.
Professionals who succeed in the field career athletics are few and far between. Look to the ranks of women and the numbers drop even further.
Through a recent trip, I had the privilege of seeking guidance from two coaches I admire and whose knowledge can benefit any young strength coach looking to make their mark in this industry.
As an intern, it’s up to you to make the most out of this experience and push yourself to be the best coach you can be. Remember, this is your chance to make an unforgettable impression and rise within the profession. Good luck!
Examples from the playground lead to achievement as an adult.
Quit pretending you are a Ferrari when you are (in fact) a second-hand high-mileage Ford Focus.
Athletic guidance from the man who has been there.
From cleaning benches to writing programs, here are some realizations that I have come across in my first year as a college strength and conditioning coach.
Four and a half months post-surgery…and the hip feels good.
It is one thing to sit in class and get a degree, but it is going to take more than a piece of paper to set you apart.
Nick Lavitola’s prowess at both powerlifting and bodybuilding was evident, both by his thickly developed physique and the slew of victories in both sports. Rest in peace, friend.
Organizing and implementing a quality internship program can enhance the overall goals of your strength and conditioning program, which has limited budgets and resources.