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Barbell Logic

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We approach strength, health, & fitness with simplicity & logic, believing that barbell training is for everyone. We provide expert advice & discussion on nutrition & programming, technique & conditioning, voluntary hardship & self-improvement.This channel aims to be a breath of fresh air in the fit… read more


Coaching Q&A #384

Matt & CJ answer your coaching questions, including ACL tears, improving vertical jump, coaching blind lifters, and coaching obese lifters.    0:00 Introduction

2:51 Nutrition Questions from Strength Clients
-what is your professional scope? know it, can refer out, and admit if you can't answer the question
-if you offer paid nutrition coaching, say that as part of the answer

9:15 Friendships & Clients
-need to address issues early on if it's an issue (it will only get worse if you don't)

18:09 ACL Tears
-ligaments cannot be healed from physical therapy (require surgery)
-seems to have some correlation with hamstring weakness
28:25 Low Bar Squat Pain
-high bar not causing an issue, keep doing that
-could test low bar occasionally to see it it persists over time

36:15 Building At Home Coaching Clientele
-have to establish local connections
-need to have your gym look nice
-"I take this serious"

44:12 Elbow Tendinitis & Injuries
-build trust & have open communication

53:08 Vertical Jump
-losing weight can really help
-there is a big genetic component
-increasing force development helps (strength)
-practice the power development

59:00 Training Untrained Obese
-meet clients where they are, but assume they can't train--they can
-what CAN they do, how can you add stress to that

1:06:05 Coaching Blind Lifters
-meet them where they are--they can still hear you
-they can feel things better

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