32 Things I’ve learned, realised or remembered in opening up a Strength and Conditioning Facility

  • The life of a medicine ball at Force is a short and miserable one. [caption id="attachment_75" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Medicine Ball Broken Medicine Balls![/caption]
  • Everybody loves to hate the prowler!!!
  • Hard work does not guarantee success, you need a plan.
  • You learn who your friends are when your back is against the wall.
  • It is possible, but not optimal, to live on zero sleep and work 80 hours a week. You just look and feel like death!
  • Everyone should learn how to squat!!!
  • Trust your gut reaction it is usually the right one.
  • Everyone should learn how to squat!!! (yes its in twice, because its that important)
  • People can be selfish, but that is life! [caption id="attachment_77" align="aligncenter" width="300"]The Prowler The Prowler[/caption]
  • People can be kind and generous and that is also life!
  • You must have a work, play, life balance.
  • Learn to hinge at the hips as this will change the way you move.
  • Foam roll and perform mobility drills regularly and you will feel brand new.
  • Strength is a skill, and skills need to be practiced.
  • Education is the king of everything. Whatever you may do, learn to be the best you can.
  • You can’t do it all on your own.
  • Social capital is important when you set up your own business, calling on favours becomes a regular occurrence, and friends can become legends at times (you know who you are).
  • Feedback to clients is key when looking to improve performance.
  • Failure to achieve strength or fitness goals too often comes from a lack of knowledge.
  • The quest to become awesome in life is a marathon not a sprint.
  • 21 days is the magic number when committing to something hard-core. Want to make a real difference in something, such as physique, then set a goal of 21 days and blast it!! [caption id="attachment_78" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Squat The squat[/caption]
  • When stood on a high ladder removing nests from roof beams, Pigeons will attack you!!!
  • Trap bar jumps are the answer for building explosive power.
  • Painting and decorating is not the trade for me it is tedious.
  • A record board is a great tool to improve strength in your clients.
  • “If you can’t explain it simply then you don’t understand it well enough”
  • People thrive when coached properly, most gyms don’t get results because they are not hands on enough.
  • “You don’t always have to be right, but you must always keep moving forward
  • Seek the advice and help of the most experienced people in the industry, there will always be people who know more than you do.
  • Blood, Sweat and Tyres brings out the best in people through sheer hard work and determination.
  • People have no idea of what they are capable of, only when they are pushed safely outside of their comfort zone will they then find out.
  • And finally we love coaching and helping people to achieve and improve.
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