But it wasn’t all that romantic!
When I started working as a strength and conditioning coach, I realized that my studies have given me a solid foundation of knowledge, the ability to search and read research papers, as well as using critical thinking (what I am really thankful for!) but it did not equip me with the necessary skills and knowledge I needed as a practitioner.
These skills and knowledge I had to acquire myself through reading and studying and found out, that there was a lot of conflicting and confusing information out there. Therefore I started experimenting with what works and what doesn’t work. And as always if you are trying and experimenting it can take longer than it should… It took me a few years to figure out what works and what doesn’t work.
After all these years (sounds like I am old), when I am talking to young aspiring coaches or athletes (I want to include people who are serious about training, but are not performance athletes competing in a sport here as well!) II can see they have the same questions and struggle with the same flood of conflicting and confusing information. Therefore I decided that I would like to share my knowledge and experience, the lessons I have learned over the years with you.