There was a lot of pre-game chatter about the food choices at Paulie and Becca's new South Brooklyn Weightlifting Club's location and I think everyone can agree that excellent food (within walking distance) was had by all. Couple that with the improved location and set up, and a great group of people, and we can all consider last weekend's seminar a success. As always, Paulie and Becca took great care of us and made sure no one had any worries all weekend. Thanks, we'll see you again in September.
We appreciate all of you who came out and worked hard all weekend. It was interesting, going from Cali to NY and seeing the different styles of coaching and talk. We continue to encourage all of you to dial in your talk on the platform when coaching the barbell lifts. Many of you are coming from a class environment where a lot of encouragement is given, but remember the 'command' style of coaching needed for barbell coaching is different. Keeping things simple for your lifter to process is far better than talking to them throughout their whole set. There were a lot of people last weekend who improved considerably going from one style to more efficient coaching, it was fun to watch.
One of the most common questions I get while overseeing the platform is, "How do you know?" Meaning, how do I see the lifter is on their toes; how do I know the cues to use; or how do I know how to trick a lifter in getting a desired result. It comes from experience and that's something we all have to pay our dues to receive. Many people are able to get an excellent start at the seminars as to how to properly coach to the model while getting help on their own lifts. The more people you work with and the more deviations from the models of the lifts you see, the better you'll become in answering those questions yourself. Be patient, experience is earned.
I have a few pictures to enjoy, TomC will have more when he can get them up. Give him time, he's a busy guy. We look foward to coming back in September and remember all you locals, the Americas Strongest Man contest is this July 21-22 (http://www.ironmind.com/ironmind/ope...aport_NYC.html) where Biggmatt will be competing. If you're close to the South Street Seaport, come and cheer him on. We're working on Team Bigg t-shirts, pm me if you need one.