Athletes

Strength is never a weakness

I love training driven, enthusiastic athletes.  If you’re looking for a Strength Coach to become stronger, both physically and mentally, then you’ve come to the right place.

I tend to attract high school athletes.  It’s probably because my methods “speak” to them more so than younger or older athletes.  It could be my YouTube videos or word of mouth that gets their attention.  In any event, the high school years are important and as you parents know, these years will be over in a flash.  It is imperative to start training with an experienced Strength Coach as early as possible – 9th grade is ideal.

What I Did To Elevate My Performance

When I wanted to be the best bodybuilder in the state of Texas, I went up to the biggest guy in the gym and asked him if I could be his training partner.

He laughed.

I “respectfully” asked him why he was laughing and he said:  “I’m sorry to laugh but I get that a lot.  I get asked to be someones training partner, which is a big commitment, and then after a few weeks they don’t show up.”

I said “I’ll show up.”

He said “OK, tomorrow’s leg day be here at 10:a.m.”

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Mike, Mr. America, Mr. USA

That was the beginning of a 1 1/2 year relationship.  During our training, Mike went on to win several bodybuilding titles including Mr USA.  He went on to tell me that I “was the best training partner that he ever had”.  Those training sessions were brutal but effective.  I learned the value of hard, physical work.  I was in my early 20’s, going to college and training with Mike.  I learned about commitment – showing up when I didn’t feel like it, going beyond what I thought I was capable of and reaching for more in life.

Commitment, focus, toughness.

I still train this way today.  I compete so that I can feel the excitement of “game day”, hang around other driven athletes and stay strong and healthy.  I realized the importance of finding the best and then learning from them.  This is something that we should be doing for the rest of our lives if we want to become better.  I’m the Strength Coach that will help you or your athlete become better.

Other training partners and mentors that I’ve sought out include:

Lee Priest – One Of The Best Pro Bodybuilders In The World

 

John Sherman – Top Pro Bodybuilder

Whether it’s bodybuilding, athletics, business, dance, photography or music, seek out and learn from the very best.  Not just for a day or a month. But months, years.  Find out what really makes them tick – and then go after your own goals on the shoulders of giants.

This leads me to…

Is It A Good Fit?

With the internet and social media, there’s a lot of noise.  It’s easy to get caught up in the latest fads and training crazes, switching each month to something new.  This is a guaranteed recipe for failure.

In my world, the strength world, nothing takes the place of the basics. Bench Press, Military Presses, Pull Ups, Squats and Deadlifts.  I’ve been doing these core lifts since 1985 and I’m still here.  Healthy and Strong.  Still competing in Austin’s Fittest or True Athlete Games.  To put it bluntly, I believe a good coach must walk the walk to earn the athletes respect.  I would never ask my athletes to do something that I would’t do with them.

Before hiring me, meet with me, talk with my clients, watch a workout and ask a ton of questions.  If we agree that my training is a good fit, allow me to do my job.  A Baseball Coach is not a Strength Coach, a Football Coach is not a Strength Coach.  Just as I am not a Baseball Coach or a Football Coach.

Focus on the results that you get.  Want to get stronger?  You will.  Want to become more resistant to injuries?  You will.  Want to learn to use your mind to expect more of yourself and your teammates?  You will.

But sometimes, especially in the beginning, you’ll have to walk alone.  You may want to stop, quit, give up.  That’s why you HAVE to be certain of how badly you want to achieve before you start.  To reach the top, you have to be willing to do what others won’t.  That’s where the Strength Coach who works out with the athlete comes into play.  It’s a special relationship, it’s unusual and it’s powerful.

Block out the noise, show up with a good attitude, be consistent,  and the reason that you hired me – to get stronger – will occur.  The high school years go fast so it’s important to establish your goals and then make each day count.

Brett Favre did not lift weights in college. “I was so foolish not to have lifted in college” Brett stated. “I really screwed up. I lifted in high school but stupidly I quit when in college. Now, with Green Bay, lifting and conditioning has become a part of my life. I workout 5-6 times a week.
“I feel you get great health and mental benefits from working out. Plus, the injury prevention factor. I can’t run very fast and I’m not that big so my extra strength that I’ve built up gives me the ability to break a tackle once in awhile, scramble and, if I need to, throw off balance.
“I credit my strength coaches for motivating and instructing me .

NFL Hall of Fame QB

Contact me below if you have questions or if you would like me to contact you about training.

Thanks, Scott

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