4 Mistakes Coaches Make on the Internet

Strength Training, Coaching

Ahhh, the Internet. A place where people only post what they want other people to see. A place of instant judgements and conclusions. A place where you can “know” someone long before you actually know them. A place where most of the little pu kittens are not the ones in the photos, but the ones hiding behind a screen, writing stuff they couldn’t possibly back up. The Internet is a funny old place full of people making what can best be described as “mistakes.”


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As part of the online fitness world, I’ve made a bunch of these mistakes myself. But I see the same ones present themselves again and again, and it makes me wonder if the coaches making these mistakes are aware of it. I have no doubt each of you will recognize others in this piece. But I hope you will be honest and genuine (not the last time we’ll mention those words in this article) and see if you recognize yourself, too.


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