How do you set yourself apart as a coach? One way is
knowledge. Understanding the fundamentals that underlie anatomy,
physiology, programming, technique, and platform coaching will
differentiate you from the typical personal trainer. Set yourself
apart with knowledge.
It's easy to get a personal training certification. Even earning a
degree in exercise science offers no guarantee of competence as a
Have a basic understanding of science. Anatomy & physiology are key
here. Get a high school textbook on anatomy and physiology and read
it and understand it. If you acquire this level of understanding,
you stand head and shoulders above the vast majority of personal
The real goal of education is to learn how to learn effectively.
There are an endless number of educational pursuits, so learning
HOW to learn is more important than WHAT you learn. By learning how
to learn you enable yourself to continue your pursuit of knowledge
to whatever you want or need to learn.
Learning should be a lifelong pursuit, no matter your career, and
if you want to be an excellent coach, you have to be a lifelong
learner. Continue to improve and learn and get better.
The Academy Principles
is targeted at barbell enthusiasts who love to
learn more and geek out on barbell & barbell-related topics and
those coaches looking to master the fundamentals (or