Interestingly, I was asked this question by one of my trainees. I don't know how to answer, becuase I never rank my trainees.
His point is that the ranking can motivate him to be better.
Are you serious? No. I don't like to treat my clients like this way. If anyone has a gut, he/ she should go to the stage; then you will know what’s your ranking at that moment. ...
Here are my answers -
Everyone is different. I can tell you one thing -
I count my trainees’ attitude.
Attitude is everything! Period. ...
As a coach, my job is to improve my trainees’ weakness to be their Strength.
My trainees don’t have the ranking. They only have “Progression”. Some of them start from the beginning level, but I don’t care. This is my job to lift them up. They train so hard to improve themselves. They got credit.
I believe that 90% of my trainees know what they want and give 100% in each session.
10% of them will quit the training because they cannot afford the time and effort. ...
Here are FIVE tips to be a “Cleaner”: - Listen & take actions - Bring your squat shoes with you when you’re traveling - Never give an excuse
- Perform better than coach's expectation
- No pissing, No morning (from Strength Sensei)
Honestly, I like all of my trainees in past 15 years. Some of them had been training with me for 14 years. We still keep in touch even I’m not in HK. They learned training from me, at the same time, I also learned many stuff from each of them. It’s not one way education, it is mutual respect & support. ...
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Having trained quite a lot of men throughout my career, here are my top 4 mistakes most men make at the gym:
lifting too damn heavy.
Ok, so, this is how I explain it to my clients: in order for you to lift 'heavy' ( whatever heavy means to you), you need to own the right to do so.
Yup, you need to master the form, master the exercise in a higher rep range (let's say anywhere between 8-15), and then focus on lower rep ranges if strength is your main goal.
Going all in , rowing 100 lbs dumbbells for 3 reps with a shitty form isn't going to make you stronger, it's only going to teach your body how to lift improperly and increase risk of injuries.
Not training legs.
You have leg muscles, train them.
Playing soccer, football, basketball isn't quite the same as strength training.
In order to create a balanced, strong, functional physique- you must train your leg muscles.
Not only that, but strengthening your leg muscles would make you a better athlete on the field.
Training only the muscles you see- chest & biceps.
Same as the above.
Most men who train like that would have a kyphotic appearance/posture since they never payed attention to strengthening their back muscles.
For every 1 chest exercise you do , perform 2-3 back exercises (rowing mainly).
Going into the gym with no purpose.
This is a big one. Having a good program that is effective and safe isn't about combining a bunch of random exercises, and call it a day.
Don't expect to progress like that.
When you go to the gym, have a game plan in mind, follow it, and aim to improve at every workout.
-good luck !
Finished up 6 week’s of the @thibarmy superhero program Fell in love all over again with implementing powerlifting movements into my standard bodybuilding routine It was a great way to step outside of my comfort zone. A lot of times it’s easy to get set in a workout routine (or even a diet) because your body and mind are both used to it. But how are you supposed to grow if you don’t put both your mind and body through new challenges? The program above all else taught me that everything with be fine, if not better, when I try something new and difficult. Only upward from here..on to the next challenge