The Rundown - Issue 7

By Colby Knepp | Thu, Oct 20

Introducing The Rundown!

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Gym Rat Society w/ The Dark Orchestra [Past Possible Ep. 1]

By Colby Knepp | Wed, Oct 19

Jon North is one of the fitness industry's most prolific personalities.

The C4 chuggin', barbell slammin', PR killin’ National Champion Weightlifter is best known for his over the top personality on the platform and his infamous "SHANKLE!" scream after big lifts. Jon is also co-founder of The Dark Orchestra along with nationally ranked weightlifter turned CrossFit Competitor, Jared Enderton. 

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3 Principles to Building a Successful Team Culture

By Joel Smith | Tue, Oct 18

“To win takes talent… to repeat takes Character” - John Wooden

Take a look at any team dynasty through the years in sports, and behind it all, you’ll see a coach that created a culture of success.  Any team can win it all one season, but to repeat success time and time again takes something more.  

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Learn How Landow Performance Became Home to Top Athletes Like Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow and Von Miller [Powerhouse Ep. 1]

By Colby Knepp | Mon, Oct 17

Introducing PowerHouse, the show where we spotlight centers of excellence, unpack what it takes to perform at the highest level, and give you the insights you need to elevate your training and coaching.

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So You Wanna Be a Strength Coach? Read This First

By Dr. Chris Holder | Fri, Oct 14

You want to be a strength coach and you are looking to get your foot in the door. The glamorous life of working with athletes has got you completely seduced and you are chomping at the bit to get a shot at becoming a coach.

Well let me tell you something: it’s not all that it is cracked up to be and the long hours, being on your feet all day and working for next to no pay (if at all) is one of the harsh realities of this business. But if you insist, let me show you the way.

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The Rundown - Issue 6

By Colby Knepp | Thu, Oct 13

Introducing The Rundown!

Each week we comb the internet for the most impactful news and content in coaching, training and people being their best and bring it back to the TrainHeroic blog.

Think of it as your assistant coach that updates you once a week only with stuff you care about and does a great job of making your life easier and keeping you in the know!

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The Power Programmer: 7 Ways To Save Time When Planning Your Training

By Chelsey Meeker | Wed, Oct 12

Time moves quite fast, doesn’t it!? In fact it moves at 60 minutes per hour and as a coach it probably seems like there simply isn't enough to get everything done in a day: managing work schedules, practice plans, athlete's individual needs, programming workouts, cleaning the gym, personal stuff, and the list could go to the bottom of this page but you get the point.

Every minute counts.

In this article I’ll point out 7 things that will save you time and help you more efficiently deliver your program to your athletes.

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Accepting Change: One Man’s Opinion on the Future of the CrossFit Gym

By Stuart Brauer | Tue, Oct 11

I’ve watched the micro gym sector of the fitness industry grow considerably since I was introduced to it over 10 years ago.  The emergence of CrossFit created the most impactful opportunity for a personal trainer looking to start their own business.  The status quo at the time was franchising a globo gym, in which the capital requirements alone alienated the average trainer from pursuing.

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Parents: Stop Coaching From The Sidelines (You're Actually Making Things Worse!)

By Colby Knepp | Mon, Oct 10

Kevin Eastman, former Vice President of Basketball Operations for the LA Clippers, has been a coach since 1978, and according to our Google Analytics readership data, that's longer than the majority of you have been alive!

Suffice it to say, this dude has experience at multiple levels. After a coaching career that included one NBA Championship (2008 NBA Championship; Kevin was an assistant with the Boston Celtics), Kevin moved into an executive role where he eventually retired in June of 2016.

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3 Quick Fixes To A Bigger Deadlift

By Jeff Guthrie | Fri, Oct 7

It’s hard to describe the feeling you get when you see your bar loaded up, walk up to it, take a deep breath, put everything you have into pulling that weight off the floor, and reach lockout.


It’s also hard to describe the feeling you get when you see your bar loaded up, walk up to it, take a deep breath, put everything you have into pulling that weight off the floor, and it doesn’t budge. It can be devastating!  

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