Be Strong, Be Kind

Strength coach, trainer educator, writer, mom to three awesome kids, pie enthusiast. Creating monsters since 2009.


Injury & Forced Specialization: a case study in winning

Robert L. Wanamaker What it is I’ve written before about living with setbacks, and trying to make progress in spite of them.  Call it “working through” or “working around” or whatever you like.  Sooner or later, we all seem to get a ding or two here and there, and have to avoid working a particular muscle group. My most recent “workaround” took place after tearing my left hamstring in a […]

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Autoregulation and Bryce Lane

Learn by doing One of the things we strive to get across in our seminars and curriculum is the necessity of developing a sense of Autoregulation, a term that means different things to different people.  For our purposes, autoregulation simply means that a program or plan is designed to allow for an organic ebb and flow between the training variables: Volume Intensity and recovery.(Some people use frequency as another principle […]

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Best Practices

Practical Strength for Trainers The Coaches here come from a diverse group: Self Coached Athletes, Olympic Lifting Coaches, Strongmen, Highland Game athletes, Powerlifters, Martial Artists etc. but we all have found common themes in our practice and what we see in other successful coaches. Can you answer these questions regarding your own training? Assessment:Good coaching includes simple assessment tools to see if the athlete is ready to train. Are they […]

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Autoregulation: Part 1

Autoregulation is a hot topic in strength training: there’s many articles written about it.  I’m going to be up front and admit my bias:  I’ve been coached by Mike Tuchscherer for about 3 years, and I’m a big fan of Reactive Training System.  Much of what I write here is heavily influenced by Mike, and the conversations we’ve had over the years, as well as how I’ve learned to approach […]

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