Craig Rasmussen on Goal Setting and Building Confidence with the Executive Athlete

Craig Rasmussen is the Director of Coaching and Programming at Results Fitness in Newhall, CA. Results Fitness been named one of the top 10 gyms in the United States by Men’s Health on multiple occasions. Craig has well over 18 years of experience in the fitness industry working with all levels, ages, and types of clientele including professional athletes to general population clients with a wide variety of goals.

With an unquenchable thirst for learning and sharing what he has learned with others, he also holds coaching and programming certifications from several top-level organizations in the fitness industry.

Craig has been featured in numerous online and print magazines including Muscle and Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, and T-Nation. His driving “why” is to inspire self-confidence in clients to help them to achieve things that they never thought possible when they walked through the gym doors.

I first met Craig way back in 2003 at a squat, bench and deadlift seminar I hosted in Ft. Wayne. We definitely hit it off, and his thirst for knowledge and personal growth is something I’ve always admired.

In this show, Craig and I cover a ton of ground – from his start learning from old school bodybuilders and powerlifters, to the power of confidence, why everything depends on goals, and an awesome discussion about what constitutes acceptable lifting technique.

Craig is someone that I deeply respect, and I know you’re going to love this show.


Show Outline

  • Weekly Recap
    • Hoops
    • Long Weekend
    • SERIOUS Progress on my Training Cert/Program
    • 6 Tips for Writing Better Conditioning Programs + Joel’s Certified Conditioning Coach Course
    • New Video – Side Bear
      • Shot New Videos this week as well!
    • Recorded 3 new shows last week, and I’ve got some solo pieces in the work as well
  • Deep Thought: The Power of No
    • “No is a complete sentence” – Anne Lamont
    • Mark Fisher – The key to time management is saying “No” more often
    • Remember that even if you say “Yes” to something, you’re essentially saying “No” to something else
  • Interview with Craig
    • How Craig got his start in physical preparation.
    • His overarching philosophy, and how he works with everything from gen pop “executive athletes” to pros.
    • What a typical workout might look like when you come to Results Fitness.
    • Exercise Technique: What is acceptable? And what is downright dangerous?
    • Craig’s thoughts on coaching and building rapport, and how he goes about building strong relationships
    • Why he loves evolving his body comp clients into the sport of powerlifting (along with some of his success stories!)
    • The BIG Question
    • A really fun lightning round where we talk about the differences between Cali and Indiana, who will win the NBA title, the books he’s reading right now, and what’s next for Craig Rasmussen.


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