Sunday, 27 July 2014
Training Philosophy

Well it's Sunday morning and anyone that knows me knows I'm sitting in a coffee shop enjoying a cup or three of coffee (so I don't bother Sally) and cruising some training websites and catching up on some reading. Then of course, I'm drawn to the ultimate time waster that is Facebook so I can catch up with my friends all over the world only to be bombarded with posts from all of the awesome fitness experts out there. (I swear that many of them are still frustrated they were cut from the 6th grade jump rope team). Anyways, it always mystifies me just how many of them are forever changing their training philosophy and I wonder why? Did you take any time to develop and research your philosophy or are you just 'parroting' whatever happens to be the craze at the moment!!   One of my favorites....a total 180 degree change in philosophy....a couple of years ago 'parroting' Joe DeFranco that the Olympic Weightlifting movements were not necessary for improved performance in sports and now after a weekend course you're not only a weightlifting coach but you can coach/teach/program like world class coach. Highly doubtful there princess!!!  Hell I've worked around top level coaches who seem to change their training philosophy as oten as I change underwear!!! One training camp their doing Olympic Lifts, the next training camp it's like Louie Simmons disigned the training program only to see it change 2 years later to strongman training along with some training circuits with weird ass names attached to them!!  What the hell is going on?  

REALLY!!!  How does this happen? How do you change your entire training philosophy? Must have been a hell of an epiphany!! My question is where/when did you start to develop your training philosophy? I'm not saying for a second to not continue to learn and develop as a coach and as a person but you've got to have some core beliefs that guide you. Lord knows I continue to travel all over this globe to do just that...LEARN and I've learned a few things from coaches that I don't even remotely agree with their philosophy but I damn sure know exactly not only where my training philosophy comes from but I can tell you exactly what it is. See, I've put the time in researching, developing and experimenting on myself and anyone that would let me!! I've spent most of my life training for something and coaching. I've also known since I was about 15 that I wanted to be a Strength and Conditioning Coach and this is way back in the late 70's when there weren't very many of them out there as weight training was still taboo in many sports. I've been blessed to have trained under some great coaches and military instructors, yeah I know exactly where my philosophy comes from and where I'm going with it!! Do you know exactly what your training philosophy is?

"If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything"

Play Hard...Train Harder...NO EXCUSES,

Posted on 07/27/2014 12:09 PM by ed Cosner
Monday, 7 July 2014
Darren Williams wins Bronze at Masters Pan American Championships

A huge CONGRATS to Darren who has been training extremely hard over this past year here at PowerSport and that training has paid off in a Bronze Medal (50-54 105+kg class) at the 2014 Master's Pan American Championships held June 21st in Toronto, Canada and we couldn't be more proud of him and excited about his future in the sport he loves.

Back in May of 2013 Darren walked in the doors of the gym ready to begin his quest on improving his weightlifting technique. I'm going to tell you right here and now that it was a damn tough road he choose and it takes a dedicated and motivated athlete to take this type of challenge on....Darren was up to the task!! It's not easy to completely change your technique and that is exactly what we did and we did it together. There is perfect technique that most try to learn when they take that weekend course to become 'certified' and then there is optimal technique for YOU!! I believe that there is much more to coaching than taking a weekend course, reading an article, watching videos or parroting some other coach while running around telling folks how great you are. It takes years of being in there coaching, pursuing your education and in my opinion being on the platform competing. 

You really serious about being a champion then train where the champions train...PowerSport. 

Play Hard...Train Harder...NO EXCUSES

Posted on 07/07/2014 4:36 PM by ed Cosner