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Put Your Athlete First: How to Build Rapport

My athletes are my world. It is my job to make them strong and fast, but on a fundamental level, I also care about them as people. I might not be able to reach each one of them, but it won’t be from a lack of trying. I know many of you aren’t college strength coaches, but your relationships with your clients is as pivotal as mine is with my athletes.

 

Building rapport with the people you train is crucial for success. Those first few minutes of dialogue to create a relationship with a potential new client is the lifeblood of your business.

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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