CLIENT INTAKE AND ASSESSMENT
Short-term and long-term goals, Medical history, Nutrition, hydration and sleep patterns, Health data, Posture analysis, Breathing analysis, Movement screening (neural motor control).
Joint-by-joint orthopedic screening:
- Spinal mechanics
- Shoulder mechanics
- Hip mechanics
- Knee mechanics
- Feet/ankle mechanics
6 PHASE WARMUP
- Targeted soft tissue work (foam rolling)
- Bi-phase stretching
- Core stability/corrective exercise
- Muscle & pattern activation
- Foundational pattern development
- Priming the central nervous system
THE SIX FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENTS PATTERNS:
If you aren’t training all six Foundational Movement Patterns, you are leaving results and health to chance.
While there are no perfect one-size-fits-all exercises that will produce results for everyone, there are absolutely perfect variations of Foundational Movement Patterns that can be custom fit to an individual. The future of intelligent, PAIN-FREE Performance Training is individualization of movement pattern variations that allow maximal trainability, while minimizing unwanted joint stress in the process.
If you plan on training for a lifetime and building longevity into your physical practices, forget about blindly training specific exercises and instead, train custom fit movement pattern variations. There are six Foundational Movement Patterns that are as close to mandatory movements as it gets.
- Deadlift (hip hinge)
- Single leg
THE LEGENDARY STRENGTH CO. GOAL!
The goals for every client utilizing the LSC System are to become non-dogmatic in your strength and conditioning training; to learn how to use synergy with some of the most powerful training methods in the world–all in one single unified training program that will unlock your physical potential, while building your body to be stronger and more resilient for life; and lastly, to never again think that you must sacrifice your health and performance.
Utilize the Legendary Strength Co. System to its fullest potential, and not only achieve world class results, but change the way you view intelligent Pain-Free Performance Training forever. Train smart to train hard with the resources that have been custom built for you at LSC, and watch yourself shatter your expectations of what’s physically possible.
How to Choose the Right Private Coach for Your Youth Athlete
With the rising popularity of private sector training, there are more training options than ever before, and the decision to hire a coach is not to be taken lightly.
To the parents of youth athletes 10-18, this is the age where we believe strength and conditioning can have its biggest impact, not only on athletic performance, but for life as well.
The training industry is pretty unregulated. There is a low barrier of entry. There are no true guidelines on what is good, bad, right or wrong. It makes hiring or researching potential coaches just a little bit more of a challenge.
Our goal is to help you, the parent, find your son or daughter the best fit for them.
We would love to share our perspective, as respected and passionate coaches in this industry, so you can use it to empower your decision.
Ask for referrals
The absolute easiest way to find a high-quality professional is through referral. About 90 percent of our business has come from direct referrals from clients. Asking other families, teammates and friends for referrals gives you a way to make an easy connection with a professional based on the feedback from people you trust. It will save you a lot of time and stress if you can get an organic connection to someone in the industry.
Have a budget in mind
Private training is a luxury and will be expensive. It’s a blessing to be in a position to afford extracurricular things that can help your child develop. One of the most important things you can do as a parent looking to hire a trainer is to keep a budget in mind. Remember we are business owners and family providers just like you.
Inquire about their experience
Whether you get a referral or not, it’s important to get a good understanding the trainers background on your potential hire. Ask questions and get to know this person because they will be working directly with your child.
Some great questions to ask would be:
- Tell me about your background.
- How did you get started in the industry?
- What experience have you had working with _______?
- What are your degrees, qualifications, licenses and certifications?
- What are some things you think my child needs to work on?
These will lead to more organic conversations, which is where the real judgement of character can be made. Everyone can have an elevator pitch, but how much a coach can really connect with a child is much more important.
Don’t make a decision based on social media following
During the trainer selection process, you’ll probably end up researching the person online. Smart. Definitely check social media and other online sources to see how they portray themselves online.
It is very important to know that social media following, popularity or clout DOES NOT equate to competence.
Followers can be purchased. Reviews can be fabricated. Reality can be skewed. Social media is a great research tool, but info must be taken with a grain of salt due to how misleading some things can be online versus reality. Never let your face-to-face interactions be outweighed by anything you see online.
Don’t value WHO they train more than HOW they train
If there is anything you take away from this, this is the one. Value how the coach trains over who the coach trains.
Many parents assume that because a trainer works with high-profile athletes they will be a great fit for their kids as well. That is not always the case. Or even worse, parents assume that their kids should be doing whatever those high-profile athletes are doing. Also not the case.
As a parent you need to look at where your child is currently and take the slow and steady approach to athletic development. Any great coach will tell you the same thing.
Don’t Rush into a decision
Lastly, make sure you hire the right person and don’t settle on someone who is just OK for the job.
Especially at a young age, a lot of habits will be created in the weight room—both in mindset and movement. My recommendation is to find the perfect hire so that those habits formed early on don’t have to be broken and reformed later by someone else.
Hopefully this short guide can help you as you take the next step in your child’s athletic development. There are thousands of coaches out there who truly want to see your kid perform at their best—in sports and in life.
Once you find that person, you’ll know. We look at my clients more like family. Our relationships go way beyond touchdowns, dunks, sets and reps. It’s about the human, not just the athlete.