Over the past three years that I’ve been doing CrossFit, one lesson I’ve learned is how important it is to move well.
Sure, you can lift weights and be intense and work hard all you want. But if you do that while not moving well, ultimately you’re setting yourself up for failure. When I haven’t moved well, I hurt myself. I pull something or get a stress fracture. When my movement is not correct, it is detrimental to my body and my training.
I think that’s why I found chatting with Michael Bann of OPEX in the latest episode of Box Talk so fascinating. Three years ago, I would have stared blankly as we went down the movement rabbit holes that permeated our conversation. Heck, I probably wouldn’t even have known where to begin. Now, did I still know everything we chatted about? Nope — he’s one smart guy. But, I was interested because of the correlations I’ve seen between moving well, eating right and training hard in my own life.
So we dove in, discussing common faults he sees in coaching people. We talked about education Coaches should look in to in order to grow in their understanding of movement. He shared how bias is one of the greatest obstacles in coaching members. And he broke down where to start when he evaluates a client for the first time.
All in all, it was a fascinating discussion that I personally learned a lot from. There is so much to think about in this industry, whether it is best business practices or coaching tips. As a small business owner, you wear a lot of hats that stretch into a wide variety of roles. While you can’t learn or do it all, you can figure out what your strengths and weaknesses are. If a weakness as a Coach is your lack in movement knowledge, then listen to the below podcast. It just might give you some ideas on how to grow.