I spent the summer working with an 18 year-old football player. He just left to attend Furman University, S.C, on scholarship starting this fall. My job? To get him bigger, stronger, and faster in 9 weeks before heading to training camp. The results? His numbers were awesome, his technique greatly improved, he packed on some muscle, he regularly killed his prowler sprints, we took care of his old shoulder injuries, AND he got some dating advice. Not bad for 2 months!
After a few weeks of training, he told me his friends couldn’t believe he had a female strength coach. How would a girl be able to get the results he needed? Luckily, (for him), he did his homework, searched online, visited gyms, met coaches, and finally chose Epicentre. But, as much as it bugged me, I understood his friends’ perspective. I mean, I’m not some big jacked dude with tribal tattoos, right? So what could I possibly teach him about lifting big weights?
Geez! It can be hard out there for a female strength coach! Read more