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Barbell Logic

Jul 5, 2022

Niki & CJ discuss what makes a bad strength coach and how to avoid the pitfalls of bad coaching. Being not bad, a very good place to start. 

Bad Strength Coaching

Let's face it, we've all experienced a bad professional at one time or another. Whether they were unprofessional, rude, incompetent, sleezy, inattentive,...


Jun 28, 2022

Matt & Niki explore tactile cues: different types, how & when to use them for in-person and online coaching.

Oh, and how do you pronounce tactile? Is it like "tactical?"

Tactile Cues vs Verbal & Visual Cues

Tactile cues, as you may have guessed, involve you as the coach or an object touching the lifter.

Visual...


Jun 21, 2022

The coaching transition can be hard, as you have to budget time, money, or both with a steep learning curve & avoid potential pitfalls. Niki & CJ help you learn how to make the coaching transition to become a good coach.

Also, learn the correct pronunciation of CJ's last name!

Coaching Transition - Let's Go

So, you want...


Jun 14, 2022

Today, Matt & Niki delve into verbal communication - our primary means of communication as a coach, both in-person & online. While this may seem straightforward, many steps occur to correctly communicate to our clients & get them to move correctly.

This begins & 3-part series of sorts where Matt & Niki will explore...


Jun 7, 2022

Nerd out on pain science, what it's like doing scientific research, getting papers published, and what we understand about pain interventions for humans. Jayson Ball, staff coach & PhD student, rejoins the podcast with CJ Gotcher.

The Pain of Scientific Research

What does science look like from the trenches of...