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Do you know Josh Hewett?  If not, you better read up!  You are going to see his name popping up more often in strength training! Could you tell us a little about yourself and your strength training background? At the age of 17, I was 6 feet tall and a skinny 150 lbs, so I started working out to put on a little muscle.  I always wanted to be bigger and stronger and I idolized guys like Arnold, Louie, Kazmier, and Sigmarsson. Through a lot of self-study, trial and error, and training with much stronger guys, I began to understand what really worked regarding strength training.  By the time I was in university I weighed over 240 lbs and decided to compete in powerlifting.  I loved it.  I even founded a university powerlifting club.  Soon after, a friend introduced me to strongman training and competition.  I had always watched the World’s Strongest Man on TSN, but I had never imagined I would ever compete myself.  To me, this sport encompassed the best elements of every strength sport: strength, power, speed, athleticism, and even endurance.  Not to mention the camaraderie these athletes share. I entered my first strongman contest in PEI in 1998 and was hooked ever since.  CLICK TO CONTINUE READING! Although I never went pro, I did achieve what I considered some respectable results in the sport, and qualified for the provincial finals at my peak.  My main inspiration for competing was for the challenge and enjoyment of it.  I still compete occasionally today, although I am now focused more on coaching and developing my business. However, my goal is to get back into competing more seriously in the next couple of years.  Competition can be a great motivator to drive your training.  I’m looking forward to it.  I will be using a strength training system I’ve developed which I’ve already applied successfully with several of my athletes. Why did you get into training as a profession? Strength training, fitness, and physical culture are my passion, and the more I learned the more I wanted to share what I knew.  So I took a weekend course, picked up a personal training certification, and started training a few clients at a local gym.  That was over 20 years ago.  I enjoyed it but I never considered that it would become my profession. After I finished my degree in Kinesiology I started to take this occupation more seriously, and began to understand the importance of doing something you love as your career.  I also realized that there is actually more potential in running your own business than there is working at a job for someone else.  Sometimes it’s that false sense of security, or rather the fear of taking risks, that holds us back from investing ourselves fully in what we truly enjoy. I actually credit Zach Even Esh in part for getting me all fired up to jump into my training business with both feet.  He’s not the most subtle guy, but he certainly can motivate you.  I’m sure he’d agree that you’ll have a hard time being successful if you’re not fully committed to your endeavor. It’s not easy, but it pays off. I also follow a lot of Craig Ballentyne’s material, who also lives here in Toronto.  His information has been invaluable for the business development side of things.  I’ve had many other influences that have shaped my approach to training and coaching.  I believe in modeling yourself after the “qualities” you admire or respect in others. My primary project now is to systemize my programs as much as possible, to ensure consistency of results and to facilitate the production of other training resources for my clients (such as manuals and DVD’s). Quality names to surround yourself with!  We all know that training is really tiring.  What are some motivators you use to keep clients going?  Good question… this is important not only for my clients but for myself as well!  I was introduced to fatherhood 6 months ago, at a very busy point in my career.  Staying on top of your training routine can be challenging when “life” gets in the way.  But if you find one excuse to miss workouts, then you’ll find several.  When people get busier they often tend to cut back on their exercise routine, when in fact these are the times when it’s needed the most.  You need to make your exercise program one of the most consistent areas of life.  This way it can act as a foundation to keep you grounded and sane whenever things get crazy. Before I get into some of the motivators I use I just want to add that your workout shouldn’t really feel like work.  I don’t mean it’s going to be easy, but it makes a difference how you view it.  I believe in having a strong work ethic, but I don’t believe life has to be a struggle.  Some coaches have this idea that the more the athlete struggles and suffers and sacrifices, the better they will be.  My perspective is that hard work does pay off, but life is meant to be a challenge, not a struggle.  There is a distinction. Having said that, if you can find a more efficient, less taxing method of achieving your goals, it only makes sense to pursue that!  This is part of the goal of exercise science… to find the most efficient route to your physical fitness or performance objectives.  Try to keep your workouts brief, intense, and fun. I sometimes advise clients who are lacking motivation to at least commit to a short 15 minute workout rather than missing it altogether.  Once they have started training they often end up staying longer.  The trick is to overcome that initial inertia. Another important method for staying motivated involves mental conditioning.  The main aspects of mental conditioning that I look at include intelligent goal setting and visualization.  By setting ambitious but reachable goals (preferably ones that you have a strong emotional charge around) and then visualizing the accomplishment of these goals will really help elevate your training intensity.  You need to focus on visualizing a positive outcome, and when you encounter resistance think of how good it will feel reaching a particular goal or being in great shape. Also, remember how good you feel after the workout! Competition can be another great motivator.  If you enter a competition, or set up informal competitions with your friends, this can also act as a driving force for your training.  Competitive goals provide an external motivator and accountability that might be missing if you are only motivated by intrinsic factors.  For myself, I compete to give myself a stronger reason to train, rather than training just to compete. One of the best ways to stay motivated with your workouts is to train with a partner. Having a training partner will hold you accountable to show up to your workout in the first place, and a good training partner will also encourage you to challenge yourself during the workout.  This is also one of the reasons why people can benefit from working with a professional trainer. I like the emphasis on “good!”  What are some testing measures you use to determine strength levels before you design your programs? This depends on the clients goals.  Specifically related to strength, I will usually try to assess their predominant fiber type by finding their one rep max for an upper body exercise (ie- bench press) and a lower body movement (ie- deadlift or squat), then I will have them do as many reps as possible with 80% of that 1RM.  If they perform less than 5 then fast twitch fibers are dominant.  Over 7 reps suggests the muscle group has more slow twitch fibers.  Somewhere in the middle indicates that it is more likely a mixed fiber type.  This is similar to a test that Dr.Hatfield and Charles Poliquin use.  It’s not an exact measure but it helps to determine what repetition range might be best for the client’s goals. I will also perform some basic functional movement screens to make note of any obvious muscle imbalances, range of motion issues, or postural problems.  I’ll usually have the client perform a series of standard bodyweight tests as well: maximum number of full pushups, chin ups, dips, and the plank for time. What are a few of your “big” (primary) lifts for athletes?  The primary big lifts I use with clients are the tried and truebasic compound exercises.  These include variations of the squat, lunge, deadlift, overhead press, and chin ups.  These are all primal movements; nothing new there.  But I also like to incorporate odd implement “strongman” type training.  I will have trainees press a log or keg, drag sleds, lift sandbags, and carry farmers walk implements.  Bodyweight based training is also a staple of my programs, which includes exercises such as strap pushups, inverted rows, dips, and pistols. Sounds a lot like the Bull Strength Protocol!  I’ve seen you doing strongman competitions.  What strongman exercise do you think is the best for athletes (you can name a few good ones!)? Strongman competition is a great sport involving some pretty unique exercises.  As you suggest, these exercises can have terrific applications in training for other sports as well.  My favorite “strongman” exercise for athletes would have to be the tire flip. It’s such a unique movement that is hard to duplicate in a gym setting, and it has a great carry-over to many sports.  It’s a powerful full body exercise that involves triple extension and explosive effort, and develops real world strength quickly.  If you can get your hands on a large 400 lb to 800 lb industrial tractor tire at a tire yard, I highly suggest it.  If they have a scrap one that is available, it’s free; you just need to transport it. There are other strongman implements that are easier to come by and also very effective, such as training with kegs, sandbags, and sled dragging.  Sled dragging and its variations is also a favorite when it comes to an amazing exercise for athletes.  You don’t necessarily need a welded steel sled; you can tie a rope or chain around a skid or a truck tire and throw sandbags or plates on it.  Now you have a home-made sled… start dragging that sucker around! Finally, what is one of the common training errors you think people make? One of the most common training errors I see people making in the gym is taking on too much too soon.  Some eager new trainees start off hard and heavy without giving their body and nervous system adequate time to adapt, and before taking the time to learn correct training technique.  It’s great to be hungry for strength, but that ambition needs guidance.  If you get strong with crap form, you are setting yourself up for failure or injury later on. On the other end of the spectrum, another common training error I see is when people do not put enough emphasis on the big, compound lifts.  It kills me watching people spend an hour workout on arms or abs, but never touch the squat or deadlift. Thanks for your time, any last training tips or comments you want to add? Also, if anyone wants to check out your training, where can they look?   Thanks a lot Joe.  Your readers can check out my website at for a little more info on my training, but they might be more interested in my Team Barbarian Strength Athletics website ().  I also have a few videos of the team as well as some clients training on my YouTube channel at /strongvids I also wanted to give you a heads up about a strength training manual I’m working on, which I expect to be finished this year.  You can read a little about it at .  Readers can sign up for my newsletter on either website and I’ll be letting everyone know how it’s progressing. My final training tips would be: keep it simple, focus on the big lifts, brief intense workouts, get your head into it, eat well, sleep well, and never stop learning.  That sums it up for me. Good talking to you Joe.  Keep up the great work! Thanks Josh.  Way to be willing to share so much information with the Synergy Athletic readers!  For more information: Joe Hashey is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as being a “no nonsense” style trainer and owner of Synergy Athletics. If you want 200 pages of these style lifts, you have to check out Joe’s Bull Strength Manual – . Head over to Synergy Athletics – – and get on Joe’s newsletter while he is giving away FOUR FREE BONUSES!!!! 相关的主题文章: