Tom Hamilton: Session Management, Programming Lessons & Testing Gen Pop Clients
Release Date: 10/12/2020
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- [09.27] - Why some clients stick around when you're a new coach who is learning and trialling things out.
- [11.31] - How he's improved his self-awareness.
- [19.26] - Does he do anything before going into his first session of the day to mentally prepare for it?
- [23.35] - What starts to happen as members walk in? What does he do to get the gym ready before people start coming in?
- [25.00] - Why it's important to give negative feedback to a member 1-1 rather than shout it out as a group.
- [26.30] - Why W10 has a mantra of "we never see the same person twice"
- [30.45] - Why it's important to have continuity of coaching between coaches.
- [35.08] - Do they tell members what the session is going to entail during the warm-up?
- [36.05] - Why they don't log every weight and rep lifted by their clients.
- [41.52] - What their client testing every 12 weeks looks like?
- [46.48] - How and when they do the testing?
- [50.10] - Why it's smart to consider using fewer cues.
- [52.53] - How W10 gathers feedback on their coaching and session quality.
- [54.55] - How they create variation within a block using a squat.
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