Coaching or Individual Practice: Know When to Cut the Cord

Here at the Takano Athletics gym, we host individuals who might be in town for a day or two and need intensive coaching that isn’t readily available to them. For these people, we set up one-on-one sessions. 


However, some people inquire about being coached one-on-one on a daily basis.  For some reason, they have been led to believe that one-on-one is the best way to achieve their goals.  While I may be cutting my own throat in terms of business, I’d like to discuss this issue of being coached versus practicing, as some people are not quite clear on the distinction between the two.

Bob Takano is a highly respected weightlifting coach who was inducted into the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame in 2007 for his contributions to coaching. He has been the coach of four national champions, two national record holders, and 27 top ten nationally ranked lifters. Bob has been on the coaching staffs of 17 U.S. National teams to international competitions, five of those being World Championships. His lifters have competed in seven Olympic Trials with one, Albert Hood, the third American...Read more