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  • Becoming a Strength coach

    I did post this on the Official forums but i'm also looking to get some of yalls advice and experience. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this question. As someone starting from Square one what recommendations do yall have to an aspiring Strength Coach. I know I have years to go before I can call myself a "Coach". But everything starts with the first step. So from your experience what are some things you would do or do over?

    Bayou

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    First you have to attain RBE10: train your spouse.

    lol just kidding. Have you ever trained relatives for fun? I tried teaching my brother and my girlfriend the basic lift and I found it very hard

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    • #3
      Reviewing and commenting on the many form checks posted on Facebook and Reddit is a good way to expose yourself to a lot of varying-quality form. Along with that, begin offering free in-person coaching to friends, family, colleagues, etc. I did that, and it was eye-opening how much more difficult it is to coach someone IRL.

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      • #4
        Try offering free form checks on your social media. Let them know that they assume all risk for using the advice given and what not. This will give you a chance to see many different people with different body types and you can practice looking for ways that they can improve their form. Start from the top and work your way down. 1) is the head in the right position, 2) is the bar in the right position, 3) chest 4) elbows, 5) wrists 6) hands, etc. Give them only 2 or 3 things to work on at a time so they can focus properly, start with the things that will increase safety, then fix all the small stuff. Also record yourself and critique your own lifts to practice. Hope this helps

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