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Athletes

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.

Elevate 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 still compete so that I can feel the excitement of “game day”, hang around other driven athletes and stay strong and healthy.

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Scott, #353 (1st place, Austin’s Fittest Man Over 50)

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.

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 wouldn’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.

“Scott’s training is unique because he trains the whole athlete. He trains the physical side by using proven, current training techniques customized to the athlete and the athlete’s goals. He monitors the food intake and sleep patterns. He measures success by setting goals with the athlete, bench marking the journey then celebrating attained goals.

He trains the intellectual and emotional side of the athlete by referencing many books he has read as well as personal experiences that are positively motivating. He speaks passionately about the mental game of focus. He coaches the athlete on how focus can be a game changer.

As a trainer, Scott’s differentiator is that he trains along side the athlete. He doesn’t ask what he is not willing or able to give.

He has worked with my son for about 6 months now. I have witnessed how his training methods are effective both in the gym and in life. My son has become laser focused on goals in and out of sport. He has learned the fine art of taking time to celebrate victories as well as recalibration when necessary. I am truly thankful for Scott’s influence in my son’s life. He is learning skills that will help him be successful in life.”

– R.N./Cedar Park, Texas

Focus on the results that your athlete gets.  Don’t be surprised if your athlete becomes the strongest, most athletic individual in his or her school.  Don’t be surprised if his or her grades begin to improve, a budding leader emerges and colleges start offering athletic scholarships.  It’s happened before.  And it’s happening today.  Want your athlete to get stronger?  He/she will.  Want them to become more resistant to injuries?  They will.  Want them to learn to use their mind to expect more of themselves and their teammates?  They will.

But sometimes, especially in the beginning, they will have to walk alone.  They may want to stop, quit, give up.  That’s why they HAVE to be certain of how badly they want to achieve before they start.  To reach the top, they 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 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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