|05-20-2011, 08:51 AM||#21|
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|05-20-2011, 09:05 AM||#22|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South Wales - UK
Training Exp: 3-4 years
Training Type: Fullbody
I think you example of a strength coach that cant deadlift more than 350 is correct that they shouldnt be coaching YOU (seen as how you can lift far heavier than that), or most people tbh, but that is not to say someone who has a smaller deadlift than you couldnt coach/train you to lift more than you are now.
I think my point (in between all the waffle) was just because someone isnt better/stronger/faster than someone else is, it doesnt mean they cant teach them something.
i think it was stated that if someone isnt elite they cant train coach to an elite level, but i honestly think they can. for example Joe E Martin coached Ali and several others to goldden gloves titles, but wasnt even a very good intermediate boxer. IMHO there is a lot to be said for Rippetoes 'Coaching eye' to whether somene can show you how to lift/run/jump/fight whatever. Do you have to be good at what you are doing, for sure. Do you have to be elite, I personally dont think so, but then thats all to do with how you define 'elite'
This however, is just ridiculous, unles there is a medical reason...
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|05-20-2011, 09:11 AM||#23|
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Join Date: Apr 2011
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My personal opinion is that as long as an individual can teach you correct technique and point out the flaws in your technique, he (or she) would do just fine as a general strength coach. However, unless someone has actually "been there, done that", I wouldn't accept him as a powerlifting coach. If I'm going to pay someone to coach me in powerlifting, I'm definitely going to have a higher level of expectation from him, and part of those expectations are that he pay his dues in blood, sweat, and tears.
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|05-21-2011, 08:23 AM||#24|
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Join Date: May 2010
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IMO, I think there are lots of coaches who can teach you how to go about getting stronger. But if I have a specific goal I'm looking towards, such as a 500lb squat, I'd rather get info from someone who knows what 500lbs feels like on their backs and has gone down in the rack with it.
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