The Lost Art of Handwritten Programming

Programming is an art form, no doubt about it. Someone who can show instinct, flexibility, and creativity in his or her programming is a rare talent. Many of us get bogged down in systems and software, where the artist is lost. Plugging exercise A in here and exercise B in there can perhaps add convenience, but a true coach is ever evolving.


What worked like a charm ten years ago is a dinosaur today. Teaching methods and coaches are evolving, as are the cookie-cutter software programs. In a lot of respects, the convenience of these programs is worth its weight in gold. But are we losing some of the magic when we do it this way?

Chris Holder comes to Breaking Muscle with over thirty years as an athlete and coach. A football player first and then spending his entire professional coaching career at the college level, Holder has been in love with everything weight lifting since he was a little boy. Holder has an incredibly diversified training background that brings a unique product to his athletes. Known in many circles as a pioneer of kettlebell training at the college level, Chris opened the door in the early 2000s to...Read more