I can’t wait till the BOM (Business and Operations Manager) for the new and improved Informed Performance gets here to Ireland because the reason that I wanted a BOM is because I hate all the business and operations stuff…I mean I really hate it…I’m a coach…the reason that I got into coaching was to avoid ever having to get a real job or ever having to do any real work. Yet all I seem to be doing currently when I’m not coaching is doing business and operations type ‘stuff’ for the new business…and the only thing that stinks worse than this blog…is all the other crap that is going on in the background to facilitate me being able to continue on in to the future without ever having to do an honest days work.
I’m going to cover a few things in this post…all of which will be less interesting and informative than the one before…but I’m sure you’ll read it anyway.
Sports Technology Demonstration
If you are coaching and training and are interested in what is the latest in sports technology come along to the gym tomorrow at 11am. All the information is here.
Moronic things I have read this week
Charles Poliquin is a Canadian strength and conditioning coach who gets brought to my attention at least once every month….as a strength and conditioning coach the guy is absolutely moronic….as a marketer…he’s pure genius. I am going to put a collection here of all of Charles Poliquin’s greatest lines of bullshit and I welcome anyone who wants to send me some to either email me directly or just post them in the comments section and I will transfer them here.
Charles has a near cult like following here in Ireland which is actually surprising because the Irish are usually quite sharp and sceptical….some people here are actually paying thousands to this guy and are completely sucked in.
Here’s a gem that I read this week:
“I can take a 200-pound guy with 20% body fat down to 6% in 8 weeks, with no change in body weight.”
That equates to this 200lb (90kg) guy losing 12.7kg of fat and putting on 12.7kg of muscle in 8 weeks….does that make sense to anyone? I know a lot of athletes and coaches read this blog…has anyone seen a 90kg guy lose 12.7kg of fat in 8 weeks? What about any 90kg guys putting on 12.7kg in 8 weeks. Has anyone ever seen those 2 things happen simultaneously? I’m not saying that I doubt this is possible….I’m saying that it is impossible. This guy is an outright liar.
One of my older favourites:
“I tell people who get certified by me that if they can’t get a female to do 12 chin-ups in 12 weeks, then they don’t know how to train. That’s how you can evaluate a good trainer. If he can get a female to do 12 chins, he’s a good trainer. If he doesn’t know how to do it, then he doesn’t know training. Period.”
This again is moronic…I’ve had 3 female athletes in my lifetime that could do 12 plus chin ups ever….and have probably seen with my own eyes less that 17 female athletes ever do 12 or more chin ups and all those were gymnasts at the AIS.
I know that there are a few Poliquin trainers here in Ireland that read the blog…I’d be happy for any of those that consider themselves ‘good trainers’ to contact me because I will pay for a female athlete…not just any girl off the street…but a current national level athlete…to train with them for 12 weeks and we’ll see how many chins they can do before and after. I’ll do this on the proviso that if they don’t do 12 chin ups that not only repay my money but that you come and clean my gym for free once a month for a year. For the rest of you….don’t hold your breath waiting for this to happen because even these trainers know Poliquin is full of shit.
So instead of emailing me with you ‘Poliquin Program’ asking me what I think of it…I suggest you email Joe DeFranco or Alwyn Cosgrove and ask them….they are both Poliquin certified so they should know….while you are at it…ask them why they would never mention the fact that they are Polquin certified? I’ll take a guess for you…it’s because any strength and conditioning coach worth his himalyan sea salt will tell you that Poliquin is an absolute joke in the industry as far as strength and conditioning goes….but as a marketer…he’s a role model….because very few people in the industry have pushed the envelope regarding getting people to swallow such gigantic mounds of bullshit as Charles has.