Training with the Barbell Poet

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Aside from being a part of a great team at The BodyLab, I also run personal training sessions and offer distance training and programming if that is something that you are looking for.  All of them offer their own set of challenges and benefits to the athlete.  If you are looking for group classes and you live in the Bryan/ College Station area, I recommend you read the following about the BodyLab.

If you are looking for a more personal approach to your fitness, let me take a minute and tell you how I go about developing your program and getting you to reach your goals.  First and foremost, I will interview you to see what you want to accomplish.  From there, we will develop a plan and workout schedule.  As you start your training journey with me, I will use the first several session to assess exactly where you are and what your weaknesses are.  I will ask you to perform several lifts and movements to see general movement patterns.  We will also discuss nutritional goals and how to eat for success.

Once this is completed, we will again talk about what I saw and start working on the specific weaknesses.  This is where I will always ask that you trust the process.  You might not see how the pieces fit together, but that is my job.  I will do my best to tell you what the overall picture is and how the pieces fit, but there will be times, where I will stretch you in order to make you a better athlete and help you reach the goals that you have set.  Some of the training days will be established so that you do not lose the progress we have made.

After assessing the weaknesses, we start addressing them.  If you are someone that is physically training with me, we will talk constantly about fixing faults and focusing on the things that are vitally important to you achieving your success.  I will also offer you supplemental work, depending on how often you are training with me.  If you are training with me to supplement group classes, we will work specifically on addressing the imbalances in your training.  If you are training with me to get better technique, then we will focus again on the weaknesses that are present in technique.

If you are training only with me, then we will address your strengths to make them stronger and help make your weaknesses less challenging.  We will work through the imbalances that you face and help you find exactly what you need to be successful and reach your goals.

If you choose to do distance training with me, I will ask that you film at a minimum one of your workouts a week and then I will dissect the film and walk you through what I see.  We will also schedule a once a week skype coaching session to talk about how you are feeling and how you are progressing.

No matter what method you choose to train with me, you will be asked to log your workouts and your meals.  Why?  It breeds success.  I can review those, and I will know when you are not being honest.  I will call you out.  I will also ask you to read articles and books along the way.   A weak mind will lead to a weak body…and a strong mind is the basis of a strong body.

If you train with me, I set some high expectations and expect the best from you.  I am giving you my best and focusing on you getting to the next level.  If you do not want it bad enough, I will move on to someone who does.  Training with me is not about the money, it is about a desire to get better inside and outside the gym.

If you are up to the challenge, get in touch with me and let’s get started!