Having been in the fitness industry for 16 years now, I have trained with some of the smartest and most accomplished athletes and coaches, who are now my peers.
Two of these awesome people that influenced me a lot are Tony Boutagy and Bas Oreb.
Tony has a PHD.
He works with Olympic athletes,
publishes a research review for everything related to the fitness industry,
owns and operates a gym in Sydney,
cycles hundreds of kilometres a week
and provides the best courses and coaching for PTs in Australia.
While Bas, aka Australian Strength Coach, coaches the strongest people in the world.
He has trained athletes from pro rugby players to elite powerlifters.
is also exceptionally strong himself.
His gym is a home of high performance –
the place that I have attained my best results in strength training.
Here’s some of the best principles I’ve learned from them:
1. You need to check your muscular imbalances at the start of your training whilst you work towards your goals.
The start of training must be about developing general physical preparedness and movement fluency.
…Which means strengthening every part of your body and building a foundation through repetition and practice.
2. Technique > load.
You don’t have to kill yourself under fatigue under the bar.
Because what happens when you constantly tire out your muscles?
… performance decreases.
Focusing too much on the load can hurt your gains, and that’s not what you want.
3. Be open to information.
This is something I have learned from Tony.
He isn’t into screaming that he has “THE method” that is always right in all circumstances.
He is always open to information; he weighs them first against the body of evidence, which he then tests out for himself.
The #1 rule we all use:
Perfect practice makes perfect.
Would you like to be guided by a team of Expert Coaches, Elite Athletes, and World Champions and finally achieve a world-class physique?
Love and light,
The SMP Coaching Team