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Building Up Beginner Clients (From the POV of an Elitist Pig)

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Endurance Sports, Kettlebells, Strength and Conditioning

My name is Andrew Read and I am an elitist pig.

 

I’ve made more people mad than I can count when it comes to letting them know my feelings about what their physical capabilities are. It’s not that I’m excessively cold hearted, it’s that I don’t think anyone is well served by beating around the bush when it comes to performance and handing out medals for participation. I’ve spent a lot of time working with athletes of varying calibers and find that honesty is always the best policy. There’s nothing worse than telling your athlete they’re going to crush the opposition and giving them false hope only to have them turn up on game day and get annihilated.

 

Honesty, as my father always told me, really is the best policy.

 

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