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The [Free] 52-Week Business Course For Coaches & Personal Trainers
"This is the most incredible course I've ever seen. Are you sure this should be free?"
Not our words. One of our pilot testers. In our experience working with the Coaches & Trainers across the world, we consistently see that their love and ability to coach is undermined by their business skills; and it's stopping them from doing more of what they love (changing people's lives).
So we've done something about that.
Over the past few months, @performancecoach_wilmot and @karlgoodman_aa, the Directors of Athletes Authority, have been putting together the most powerful, comprehensive, and effective business course for Personal Trainers and Coaches so they can have the business skills to back up their coaching ability.
It's a 52-week course that sends you a new lesson every single week, which builds upon the previous week. By the end of the yearly course, you'll have covered everything you need to start, grow, or scale your business and coaching career.
The best news is, it's completely free.
It's the practical MBA that they should teach during your certifications but don't.
It's the puzzle piece you're missing, that might just change the trajectory of your coaching career.
#raisethestandards #industryleader #mentorship #fitnessmba

Powerlifting is a sport with many weight classes. As of writing, there are 8 male and 7 female classes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Inevitably, athletes find themselves falling between two of the classes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So what class should you choose?
While choosing the lighter weight class will make you more competitive in the short term, I feel it’s a strategy best left to more experienced lifters.
A better long term strategy is to stop trying to cut your weight and stay in the higher class. This will allow you to maximize the amount of muscle you carry, as more muscle and bodyweight almost always increases maximum strength. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This will make you less competitive in the short term, as you’re at the bottom of a higher weight category. But as training and time progress, so will your bodyweight, providing you’re eating in a consistent caloric surplus.
Speaking of eating, check in tomorrow to learn more on the importance of eating for performance!
~Coach Nic

"When can I Olympic Lift, Coach?"⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Are you a Field-Based Athlete? You are? Then don’t ask me until you can at least floating deadlift 1.5 times your body weight.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Some athletes are so eager to rush through progressions that the foundations have never been built. Build your base, get confident with a hip hinge pattern and learn how to move your body in a controlled state before you start asking it to perform a complex movement at speed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
~ Coach Seaton⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Excited to be sponsoring the @sydneyrays AON Women's' 7's team for their 2018 season.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
With former AA Intern @jacintamattingly as their Head of S&C, there's no doubt they'll be well prepared and have a successful 2018 season.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Go Rays!

Congratulations to this girl right here! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Making her first national race in the 10km event is a massive achievement for someone who struggled to complete 4km's almost 1 year ago.
Your hard work is paying off Clauds and we're proud you call AA home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

In our last running post, we spoke about running right. We believe the best running form – for the majority of people – covers the following:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1) Maintain position and posture by slightly tipping forward from the ankles, keeping a tall torso (without sticking the chest out), and keeping compact with your arm swing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2) Keep your cadence high by aiming for 180 steps per minute. Not only will this reduce the likelihood of you overstriding, but it will increase the number of push-off’s you make. If you have no idea how to do this, download a cadence app on your phone and listen to that on your next run. The metronomes are great for practice.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3) Keep your heel underneath your butt: a trailing leg behind you takes longer to come out in front and do it’s job, so we cue ‘heel to butt’⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4) And finally, we remind people to practice. Watch for drills in a future post which you can practice in the gym and at home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
~ Coach Karl

Every week we’re asked how to best approach a running event. For something so simple, it’s kind of complex, so we’ve put together the three most common questions and answered them for you here:
Q) Should I try and be improving my running form, or should I leave it alone?
A) While there are always exceptions to the rule, the most sustainable approach to running is to run right. There is definitely a right way to run – at least biomechanically – and a wrong way. Everyone should strive to improve their technique.
Q) How far should I be running?
A) This depends on where you start and how far your event is, but as a rule of thumb: we like to get our athletes to be able to run 70% of the total distance required in training, and we focus on increasing intensity and providing the minimal volume dose required to get the best result. More is not better.
Q) What should I do in the gym?
A) We suggest full-body, running specific circuits that focus on trunk and hip stability, glute strength, and single leg balance and proprioception. Stay tuned for another post where we go over this for you.
~ Coach Karl

If you're like any of the recreational runners we see on a regular basis, you probably know this feeling...
Every time you start to feel like you're taking your fitness in the right direction, things go pear-shaped.
At best, the niggling injuries become an annoyance...
At worst, it's so bad you can't walk...
And so it goes on and on; you never get into the routine you want to and you never see the results you want, either.
So we've done something about that before this Spring season of running kicks into gear.
We've written a value-packed eBook so you can keep on running.
In the 37-page eBook you'll learn:
✅Why the traditional running approach fails everyone but the genetically gifted
✅The counterintuitive secret to re-structure your training so you can run injury free
✅How to bulletproof your running form so you're incredibly efficient
✅What you should be doing in the gym to increase your strength, power and stability to maximise your performance
✅When you should be training to maximise your efforts on a time-budget
✅Plus, you'll get a FREE, 8-week training program (with gym sessions included), to help get you started on the path of sustainability.
It's completely free, and there are no hidden catches.
You're not getting sold anything and you won't be thrown any curve balls.
🎁It's our gift to you so you can finally stay on track with your goals for running this year 🎁
Go to Athletes Authorities Facebook page to get a copy.
On behalf of the Athletes Authority Team, we hope you enjoy 😊

Strength is a skill:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Under high loads, your technique will be tested far above typical sets. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Small inefficiencies are magnified, and the ability to muscle your way out of a mistake like on a set of 8 to 10 is that much harder. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Precision technique is needed in these situations because it’s quite literally a game of inches.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Strength is a skill so be obsessive when it comes to your technique. Film your sets (side is best for all lifts), hire a coach, and read and watch quality content to hone your ability to perform maximum lifts.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
~ Coach Nic ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Despite what you read and hear on the internet, injuries are not simply something you just have to expect when you take up running.
The old-school thinking of ‘trials by miles’, which keeps adding volume upon volume until you eventually break, is outdated, and, the science is now supporting a much better way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Challenges to the old school method, pioneered by Arthur Laydiard, starting in the 1980's. Despite running only half of what the rest of his competition were doing, Seb Coe won four Olympic gold medals and his world record stood for 15 years. His secret? HIIT and strength training. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The approach got more spotlight when Izumi Tabata, who established the popularised (and often misrepresented), Tabata Method, explored the potential benefits to aerobic capacity by training with a high intensity for short periods of time. In the popular 20 on,10 off protocol for 4 minutes, Tabata found that improvements were comparable to those that followed a higher volume, higher frequency, steady-state protocol. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The same findings occurred when Gibala and his team looked at anaerobic training; once again higher intensity efforts had comparable improvements to much higher, lower intensity volume approaches. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So if you’re looking to improve running performance, but don’t want to follow a flawed training philosophy, keep an eye out for our upcoming eBook – Keep On Running.
~ Coach Karl

A huge congratulations to our boy Jamie Alleyne and the team from @ptjmuaythai for his third consecutive title win. We don't know many people who can hold three consecutive titles but if anyone is deserving of it, it's Jamie.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What a weapon.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Under the careful eye of @elliottaylorsnc and the incredible team at PTJMuayThai, he has been ruthlessly disciplined in his approach to his training. It doesn't come as a surprise that he has taken the honours.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Congrats mate -- you deserve every ounce of your success.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#athletesauthority #muaythai ai #ptjmuaythai #winner #ptjmuaythaigym #threetitles #weapon #authoritybuilt

Throwing all our support behind @jamie_alleyne for this weekends WMC State Title fight at Siam2Sydney.
Good luck mate!
#Repost @jamie_alleyne ・・・
In two weeks I’ll be back in office fighting the young blood from full force gym Jesse March in a very exciting rematch where Ill be challenging him for the wmc state title. This one is guaranteed to fireworks and not be missed. Would love the support ! HMU for tickets #siam2sydney #muaythaiaustralia #ptjmuaythai #worldmuaythaicouncil #fullforcegym

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