MY STORY

Hello and welcome. My name is Christian. During my school years I started to developed an interest in strength training and athletic development. In the beginning, I was purely interested in getting myself into a better shape. I didn’t see the results I was hoping to see, so I started reading and self-studying about strength training and athletic development. The more I read and studied, my interest grew and it became clear to me that I would like to pursue this as a career path.

Despite all odds and all advice from different people that you can’t live off training athletes and I should better choose a proper career path, I followed my passion and my dream of working with athletes, preferably high-performance / high-performing athletes.  This led me to study sport science to become more knowledgeable, learn more about training and ultimately become a strength and conditioning coach.

I was working as a fitness trainer in commercial gyms during my studies to get practical experience. I got the opportunity to work in a tennis academy as a fitness trainer when I completed my studies. Over the years I got the opportunity to work with higher and higher performing athletes in different countries to where I am now, working with Olympians.

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.

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