Harness Your Grit: Develop Your Coaching Aptitude

Triathlon, Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit, Martial Arts

“I’m not a teacher; only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead - ahead of me as well as you.” George Bernard Shaw


There is a fine line between being a real coach and someone who is just strong and writes motivational quotes on the whiteboard, along with a “WOD.”


I am not strong in the physical sense, either by definition or in comparison to what a human is capable of. However, my lack of genetic fortitude has allowed me to separate myself from battles of masculinity, to find purpose behind my quest to attain strength, rather than simply being prompted by ego. This internal struggle has taught me to be patient with my growth, gains, and progress, which ultimately has made me a stronger athlete and a stronger coach.


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