WFAC hosted this weekend’s Starting Strength Seminar and like the chick wearing those ruby red slippers says, “There’s no place like home.” This means most of the crew is happier because they are sleeping in their own beds and are not subjected to the “security” circus called the TSA (unfortunately not this crew member but the important ones, like Rip.) We had a pleasant amount of Texans with us and a few others like Paul from Brooklyn who seemed unusually likeable considering he’s from Brooklyn.
It was quickly realized, based on the questions Friday night, that we had some thinkers in the room and the discussions from their inquiries were some of the finest to date. We had the opportunity to work with a handful of coaches who are in the infancy of their training and coaching and whose eyes were opened up to the fact that they may have been teaching some barbell movements incredibly inefficiently and ineffectively. I give large amounts of credit to the coach who admits to his paying clients that there’s a more efficient way to train and get stronger than what they’ve been doing previously.
Good Ryan came back to see us after having such a good time in December (Bad Ryan wasn’t so much “bad” as he is “devilish”. A distinction I feel important to make.) G.R. commented on the detail given to the Anatomy and Biomechanics lectures were far more helpful and he not only was able to solidify what he previously learned but he was also able to take it all in more completely with the expanded time given to such important issues. And it’s always a pleasure to meet up with folks who are a part of Starting Strength and 70’s Big forums.
Finally, we had Kathy from KC who has been a key ingredient to the discussion of paying close attention to the anthropometry of your athletes. Her femurs and tibia’s contributed to (I’m guessing) aboot 4 ½’ of her 6’ height and the laughing gods gave her about aboot 8 inches of a back length. The story of how her former (I hope) trainer tried to force her into a conventional deadlift set up is legendary and it was a valuable lesson for all of us to watch her lift.
We appreciate ya’ll making the trek to the home gym, we’ll be here again in the late spring. Remember, if you’re in the area and would like to come and train to ensure you’re effectively using what you’ve learned here, give a holla. We (and by “we” I mean “they”) would be happy to have you come down.
If you were there, feel free to comment or post pictures (Tom C…you took zillions. Let’s see some of them.)
p.s. I have some great pics but they are not uploading for some reason. I'll figure it out (and by figure it out I mean I'll send them to Stef and see if she'll throw them on here for me.) Stay tuned...