Coaching Tips & Techniques

November 18, 2020

CGP Ep366 Coach Don Fleming

Coach Don Fleming is the man that inspired me to be the coach I am today. I was extremely lucky to have Coach Fleming at a time in my life when I was figuring out the world and how I could fit in it. He was my Richmond Hill High School PhysEd instructor and coached […]
November 11, 2020

CGP Ep365 Deconstructing the Deadlift

The deadlift is my one of my favourite patterns for rotational athletes…but not for the reasons you may think! The deadlift is one of the greatest vertical thrust exercises on the planet….but that’s not why I love it. In this episode we go DEEP into the Hip Hinge and how rotational athletes can use the […]
October 8, 2020

CGP Ep360 The Best of My Mentors | Mike Boyle

Mike will cringe when he reads this but the fact is, he is a mentor of mine and has been a huge influence on the strength coach and Perform Better presenter I have become today! I will never forget the day I was introduced to his book Functional Training for Sports. It defined a generation of strength coaches […]
September 18, 2020

Mentorship Podcast Carina Bender Abrams

The Mentorship Podcast, the series where my former Mentoree becomes my Mentor.  Carina @coachcarinapt is the “Mama Bear” for the Mentorship family! She has a such an amazing way of seeing life for what it is and pushing you to maximize your career. Down to earth and constantly mining deeper for the meaning of life. […]
August 26, 2020

ATHLETE: CGP Ep354 Refining Athleticism

Slow it down, speed it up, change direction, add complexity, add resistance, over speed, increase neural load and then do it again! If you want to refine athleticism you need to challenge yourself in as many ways as possible. Do it in the gym and see the results on the field of battle. I always […]
August 13, 2020

CGP Ep351 Sergey Nazarov The Mentorship Podcast

The Mentorship Podcast, the series where my former Mentoree becomes my Mentor.  In this edition we have Sergey Nazarov @solid.sergey who was one of my first Mentorees and since then has been not only a Mentor but a great friend. From his humble beginnings in communist Russia, he excelled to become a National Team Member […]
August 6, 2020

CGP Ep351 Outcome Based Self Worth?

You shot a 78 in competition and feel like you are the worst golfer in the world. You lost your clients due to a pandemic and economic downturn and now you are questioning your ability to be a coach. You and your significant other are fighting all the time over money, business or the kids […]
July 15, 2020

The Mentorship Podcast | Jordan Jeske

The Mentorship Podcast, the series where my former Mentoree becomes my Mentor. We are excited to offer this Podcast on YouTube for those of you who prefer a visual format. Please subscribe, write a review and rate to help us grow the podcast! The podcast is free but your support is invaluable!  This week’s show […]
July 1, 2020

CGP Ep346 Past Present Future Self Improvement

“Live in the present. The Power of Now.”  We all know we need to live in the NOW but many of you or your clients are allowing the past to dictate the actions of the future self. I have worked with countless athletes who under perform due to past failures they carry with them to […]
June 24, 2020

CGP Ep345 The Starting Point

Fat Face Rick, “He Ain’t Weak, Thats The Starting Point!” That line in the Wire changed the way I approached coaching from that day forward. It all made sense when my young student Cliff sat up and looked me right in the eye and said, “It’s this gym Coach! It’s changed my life! I have […]
November 11, 2020

CGP Ep365 Deconstructing the Deadlift

The deadlift is my one of my favourite patterns for rotational athletes…but not for the reasons you may think! The deadlift is one of the greatest vertical thrust exercises on the planet….but that’s not why I love it. In this episode we go DEEP into the Hip Hinge and how rotational athletes can use the […]
May 13, 2020

Rotational Slings & Things

Slings are groups of muscles that work together to create movement, resist movement and assist in controlling the movement created by other slings. It is important as fitness professionals to understand how they work so you can assess their function and correct faulty or compensatory movements created by dysfunctional sling activation. We also need to […]
October 31, 2018

CGP 262 Vertical Thrust Fundamentals & Squat Blossoms

Sometimes we get so far ahead of ourselves looking for the next big break thorough in training that we forget the power of the fundamentals. We often bypass the basics for the sexy stuff and in doing so miss an opportunity to create a solid foundation upon all quality training is built upon. In this […]
October 30, 2018

The Squat, Bracing & Vertical Thrust Fundamentals

The Squat, Deadlift and Lunge are the basic fundamental vertical thrust patterns. In this post I will focus on the squat. The benefits of the squat has been debated on and argued for centuries. The squat is good for you, the squat is bad for you, the squat cures cancer, the squat will turn you […]
July 5, 2016

Egoscue Patch The Full Movie

This video is a special Next Level full feature film. This is the full length version with all the coaching cues and technique notes from my experience on the PATCH with the Egoscue Master Brian Bradley. Pay close attention to the exercises, physical demands placed on the athlete, the affect of limitations on the efficiency […]
February 20, 2016

#YOJAY 4 | Weight Training 4 The Rotational Athlete | Rory McIlroy

#YOJAY was designed for this week’s debate! Sometimes a present lands in your lap and you have a choice. Take it or share it. What do you think The Coach would do? Share of course! The Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee criticized Rory McIlroy about his strength training program which is overseen by training guru Steve […]