Ever have one of those trips where you come back and you know you've changed in some way? This was definitely one of those! And I mean that in a good way. There was no shortage of adventure and excitement this past weekend in Austin, Texas. In fact for one of the more action packed parts, I am only half-joking about exaggerating it a little and writing it up as a screenplay... I've already cast Danny Trejo as one of the villains. Long story short, we are unstoppable.
Back to theand ... I led the on Saturday, and Senior Paul Britt led the on Sunday. The folks that showed up to each workshop (and some showed up for both) were extremely impressive not only with their physical abilities, but with their professionalism, experience, and understanding of the human condition.
A lively discussion oftraining, the recent workshop in MN, and Adam's secret twist on the Bulletproof Coffee phenomenon (not to be missed).
Finally back to the last installment of the Orlando Recap! We further worked on the , with a troubleshooting section. People who felt like they had a problem somewhere with their volunteered to demo and have the participants and instructors help them improve their form. It's fun to watch this learning process even as a helper AND it's a great time to pick up or refine coaching cues and tools. Of course, the most important thing is to make sure that everyone stays safe. If someone is going heavier than normal, or isn't feeling quite confident with a new , it's important to learn how to spot someone in the .
We came back from lunch and promptly started back in on the. I really love the - at first, waaaay back when (a couple years ago or more) I was first learning it, I thought it was actually very overwhelming. It seemed awkward and unnecessarily confusing, and somehow (now I have no idea how I was doing this) I'd always end up facing the opposite direction. Fortunately, with the coaching skills of Tim Shuman, I was able to quickly get a clue in the department. It's really not something you can teach yourself from videos - videos and DVDs are great when you're just using them to reinforce live coaching, or to build on your skills etc.
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