Random Wednesday Musings…

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As the Grateful Dead would say, “What a long, strange trip it’s been.”

Obviously, the blogging has been lacking a bit lately.� As many of you know, the last couple of days have been a whirlwind.� I’ll fill everyone in a bit later, but for now, let’s do this “random” thing.

-� I don’t know about you all, but having football back is definitely a huge bonus.� How do we get by for 7-8 months every year without it?� I’m not quite sure myself.

-� I had a new article go up at T-Nation yesterday.� Here’s the link, in case you missed it:

Five Reasons You’re Still Skinny

-� Along similar lines, evidently none of us know how to train glutes.

-� One thing that continues to confuse me is this:

How come everyone on the internet seems to “know” how I train people?� Or how Bill trains people, for that matter?� It seems as though lately everyone is an expert on what we do at our gym.

I guess I’m starting to see why Dave Tate gets pissed when people say they train “Westside.”� The only people who train “Westside”, train AT Westside.

What I’m getting at is this – if you only look through the lens of what I write about, and assume that’s how I train people, well, you’d be wrong.� A lot of the “corrective ” stuff is a component of what we do – not everything we do.� If you want to see how Bill, myself or any other coach trains their clients and athletes, you need to see it live, in the flesh.

If you don’t, you’re really just assuming.� And we all know what that does.

-� Eric, Bill and I have been putting a lot of work into our Assess and Correct DVD’s and e-manuals, and I think we’re only a few short weeks away from their release.� I feel like these products are really going to empower the people who purchase them by allowing them to individualize their warm-ups and training.

As you can see, I’m a little too scatterbrained today to produce anything of much worth.� We’ll be back tomorrow with (hopefully) some more coherent content!

Stay strong

MR

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  1. “If you want to see how Bill, myself or any other coach trains their clients and athletes, you need to see it live, in the flesh.”
    I’ve seen it live and in the flesh and while I’m unbelievably biased, you guys flat out know your sh**. If I can learn and understand half of what you and Bill know, then I’ll feel pretty good about myself. I am trying to mold my approach in your footsteps and I’m very open about it, quite honestly.
    To help educate the internet experts, during all of my visits, I have seen clients young and old, complete their “corrective” stuff and follow it up with a full body or upper/lower split strength routine involving all types of exercises geared towards the person’s goals as well as tailored to their individual needs. In other words, if a person is weak in core stability or something, their program is geared towards enhancing that stability so to progress them on to more advanced exercises. Some people might view this as “corrective.” I view it as absolutely brilliant and the way that people should be trained and progressed. I’ve also witnessed a lot of sled pushing/dragging, interval work on the AirDyne, med ball work, plyo hops with hurdles, etc. etc.
    The bottom line is that you and Bill offer the best in Indiana hands down, arguably the best in the Midwest hands down, and one of the top 10 facilities according to Men’s Health….so whatever is being said isn’t worth listening to.

  2. I was confused about this post also because Mike's twitter account linked to this page which is from a year ago instead of the recent random wednesday it probably was meant to link to.

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