The Physical Preparation Podcast

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A couple of weeks ago I joined Mike Robertston to share how I found my way to the world of physical preparation and the lessons I've learned over the years. We talk about the importance of being brilliant at the basics of fitness and human movement and I explain why coaches need to avoid short-term gratification.

You'll enjoy our conversation where I also explain the role and importance of communication and soft skills in coaching and explain how I engage with athletes of different backgrounds. Mike even managed to find a decent qoute from our conversation!

A good coach can work across different sports like a chameleon and blend in their surroundings, switching up their coaching style and the language they use.

Nick Grantham

Check out The Physical Preparation Podcast:

Why being brilliant at the basics of fitness is essential and why I maintains a training curriculum

The importance of recovery and regeneration when training athletes and clients

The benefits of sleep and nutrition in fueling and recovering from working out

The lost art of coaching and the need for communication and other soft skills in the coaching industry

How I influence and engage with athletes from different backgrounds and sports

My advice on getting started as a young strength & conditioning coach and the necessity of building networks with other coaches

Resources Mentioned:

The Language of Coaching: The Art & Science of Teaching Movement by Nick Winkelman

Weightroom Wisdom: Lessons in Leadership from 99 Strength Coaches by Ron McKeefery

Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In by Brett Bartholomew

Think Small: The Surprisingly Simple Ways to Reach Big Goals by Owain Service & Rory Gallagher

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull


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