Top Five Things To Look For When Hiring A Strength And Conditioning Coach

Author: Spartan Barbell | | Categories: Certified Personal Fitness Trainer , Strength and Conditioning , Strength Training


In between work and other personal commitments, it can be hard to devote time and effort to your fitness and performance-related goals. However, exercise and nutrition are an integral part of reaching those goals, which is why hiring a quality strength and conditioning coach is essential.

A strength and conditioning coach will use their knowledge and expertise to help you work out in a way that gives you optimum results. They will also measure your progress weekly and modify your training routine accordingly. 

Unfortunately, with a host of gyms, coaches, and trainers available, choosing a strength and conditioning coach that promises to meet your expectations can be difficult. To help make that task easier, here is a list of the top five things to look for when hiring a strength and conditioning coach.

1. Knowledge, expertise, and credentials
Make sure that the coach carries the right set of skills set to help you achieve your goals. They should also have a proven track record working with athletes of all abilities from beginners to advanced athletes.

2. Goal-oriented
Your strength coach should ask you about both your short-term and long-term goals. They should be able to set up a day-to-day plan for you while also being able to see the big picture. Along with a plan to help you meet your short-term goals, they should set up a macro plan, and be able to explain to you how the training structure will help you to achieve your goals.

3. Feedback
Your strength coach should be providing feedback to you about your training and performance. Honest feedback is crucial to making progress towards a specific goal, whether the feedback is how to improve your technique on a particular lift, or how to shift your training schedule if you are sick, traveling, or when other life events come up.

A strength coach can provide feedback in various ways, especially with today’s current technology. Some ways that a coach can give feedback is in-person, via Skype, email, or social mediums like Facebook or Instagram. Ensure that you hire someone who focuses on guiding you by giving their best.

4. Motivation
A good strength coach will be able to instill confidence in the athlete through their training. They should also be able to inspire athletes to be their best and train hard during their workouts. Find a coach that pushes you, inspires you, and makes you want to be better.

5. Observant
A good strength coach should be able to figure their client out. A coach should be able to read each athlete, determine what their strengths are, and how to tailor their training to improve. Each athlete is different, and a good coach recognizes that they should coach and program accordingly.

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