Two more guys I came across 7 or 8 years ago who were training in a garage, and teaching some excellent training concepts were the original Diesel Crew. Jedd Johnson and James “Smitty” Smith were a source of many training ideas that I incorporated into my own training.
Later, Jedd and Smitty formed two different Diesel entities:
Diesel Crew and Diesel Strength.
Yet another person who had a big impact on my training, who never owned his own gym and did much of his training outdooors was Mike Mahler. He built a global business that way, and is a very well-respected coach and athlete.
Mike was the one who taught me how to lift heavy kettlebells, plus the importance of recovery, hormone optimization, and more.
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2004 was a very significant year for me, as it was the year I discovered the people/training strategies that have shaped my own system.
This was the year I found CrossFit, which at that time was relatively unknown, having only 4 gyms total in the world. The next year I flew to Santa Cruz, CA to learn directly from Coach Greg Glassman, at the original CrossFit gym.
I have been with CrossFit ever since, and remain true to the original concepts of that system, which included heavy lifts, like deadlifts, squats, and bench press.
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As a coach you meet people with all types of situations and issues; as well as people with all levels of ability and discipline.
I program a comprehensive training regimen which is designed to draw the best out of each person I train.
This will involve participating in all aspects of the program.
This is what works best, and it is what is expected of each person.
Those who truly want to excel understand the importance of this and jump right on it.
Training is a very high priority to them, and their results prove it.
Now a quick word about the rest: mediocrity is its’ own punishment.
You get to choose, so choose wisely.