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The Pre-Script team along with special guests bring you a unique blend of science, strength, and clinical experience on the RX'D Radio Podcast. View the latest episodes below.

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CUEING - A DIMINISHING ART

Feb 10, 2022

By Jeff Anderson

Jeff Anderson is a Strength and conditioning coach currently based out of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Having been a personal trainer for 7+ years and working with a huge breadth of gen. pop., rehab, youth and professional athletes. Currently, Jeff is interning at Simon Fraser University as a S&C coach and working as a trainer online, and in person with general clients and competitive powerlifters.

Cueing - A Diminishing Art

Giving a cue to a client or athlete can be a huge performance enhancer to seeing results in their training. What is unfortunate is the presence of the lost art and diminishing skill, or lack thereof, for trainers and coaches to cue their clients correctly and effectively.

In the beginning as a trainer/coach, when learning how to teach people to exercise, we usually fall back onto our own experiences, teachers and mentors who help us along the way of teaching variations of exercises and execution. What is not discussed however is why. Why is it...

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PRIOTIZIING STABILITY BY JAMES THAYER

Feb 04, 2022

James is an Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness, educator, presenter and Pre-Script Coach. He believes the best approach to learning is to engage, educate and empower individuals and communities. James utilizes coaching, programming, performance and movement proficiency to set a standard for conversation to application.

Prioritizing Stability

Stability is the linchpin between mobility and strength for force transference. An inability to resist forces acting on the body creates force leakage (compensation patterns) instead of a direct path of force into the movement. When stability is the limiting factor to exercise execution or duration, utilizing the two tenants of stability creates a seamless transition of regression for the long-term goal of sustainable progression.

The two tenants of stability are:

1.        Deviate the Center of Mass (CM)

2.        Reduce/Expand the Base of Support

These concepts create a roadmap on how to best...

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KNEE PAIN WHEN SQUATTING BY ABDURAHMAAN SALOOJEE

Jan 28, 2022
Abdurahmaan is a Pre-Script coach from Ottawa who loves reading, traveling, and training.

Knee Pain When Squatting

This may be the first of a series, because there are a plethora of reasons that your knee may hurt in a squat. In fact, this is a good teaching point right off the bat: many coaches that are reading this have likely received a message saying “Hey coach, when I squat my knee hurts. What should I do?” You may have even been the one asking that question (guilty). The truth is, many coaches are tired of answering this question (at least the way it is currently worded) due to its lack of context. There are a multitude of factors that may contribute to knee pain during a squat, including but not limited to: Q-angle (as a consequence, gender), limb length, training age, injury history, and specific squat variation. All of this is to say, if you know you ask this question, try to provide a bit of context for the coach so that they can get more specific. And if you...

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DEADLIFTS AND BICEP TEARS BY JAKE LARSEN

Jan 21, 2022

 

Beginning with wrestling and soccer, Jake has been immersed in fitness nearly his whole life.  Personal training and studying exercise in college were the natural progression of that passion.  Competing locally in bodybuilding and powerlifting, Jake currently studies exercise at university and does online coaching at Jackalstrength.com.

 

Deadlifts and Bicep Tears

 

The deadlift: king of lifts, right?  Do it right and the benefits are numerous, do it wrong… well, it is infamous.

 

Regarding conventional deadlifts, you’ve probably heard that alternating grip (sometimes called the over-under grip) is “bad”.

 

First off, what does bad mean?  “Bad” is an ambiguous term that people use to describe things that they don’t understand.  Does that mean it will negatively impact your goals?  Will it be effective at creating the desired stimulus?  Will it increase risk of injury? ...

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WHAT'S MEASURED IS MANAGED - ASKING BETTER QUESTIONS

Jan 14, 2022

By James Macintosh

James is an ex powerlifter, online coach, educator and Pre-Script coach. He believes that education is not just theory but, more importantly, applying what we are taught. James takes a detailed approach to the art of coaching by facilitating conversations to improve communication, programming and training protocols for coaches to develop their services.

 

What’s measured is managed, but more importantly, Asking better questions of what we are measuring.

 

We all know that there’s so much more to coaching than giving someone a spreadsheet. 

As a coach in this day and age, we get told we have to consider biofeedback markers and performance metrics when assessing clients’ progress within their micro/macrocycles. This “full system” approach to evaluating and understanding the body can be vitally important in our decision making when writing programs to align with your client’s goals. BUT if we aren’t able to...

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HAMSTRING CONSIDERATIONS

Jan 07, 2022

By Kyle Coogs

Kyle is a strength & conditioning coach residing in Massachusetts. He's spent the past few years working primarily alongside hockey athletes, among others. More recently he had the opportunity to assist with pre-season testing for an NHL organization. He also has some skin in the strength game, having competed in powerlifting for the past 6 years.

Hamstring Considerations

One of the more undervalued and under-trained muscle groups, the hamstrings, can be a complex addition in the programs of most athletes and lifters. In the athletic population, implementation in their programs revolve around Nordic hamstring curls and various stretches. Whereas the hardened lifter resorts to deadlift variations and avoids providing the muscle any relief. Before choosing a training method, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the structure around the muscle group. The hamstrings (which consist of three muscles) originate at the bottom of the pelvis and insert below the...

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Introducing the Landmine Into Your Program

Dec 31, 2021

By James Thayer

James is an Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness, educator, presenter and Pre-Script Coach. He believes the best approach to learning is to engage, educate and empower individuals and communities. James utilizes coaching, programming, performance and movement proficiency to set a standard for conversation to application. 

 

INTRODUCING THE LANDMINE

Implementing a new training tool or piece of equipment into a training block can carry with it excitement at the prospect of change and new challenge. Ideally that excitement would be accompanied by consideration towards that implementation or it can quickly fall into nuance on the new, losing sight of the goal. The landmine attachment is one of those tools that is becoming a staple in most gyms and appearing more frequently in training programs.

The landmine is unique in that it allows the user to self-organize around an externally stabilized pivot point through both unilateral and bilateral loads. The...

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BREATHING AND THE PURSUIT OF STILLNESS

Dec 17, 2021

By Juan Pellot

Juan is a coach, educator, presenter and part of the Pre-Script ™ community of coaches.

As a member of the US National team, Juan has won World Championships and successfully coached athletes at a domestic and international level. He holds the rank of Master of sport in 32kg the clean and jerk and held a US national record in the 78kg body weight division.

His attention to detail has helped Weightlifters, Powerflifters, Crossfitters and Kettlebell Sport lifters compete at levels they had once thought out of reach. Juan believes intelligent choices are the key to longevity when pursuing strength.

BREATHING AND THE PURSUIT OF STILLNESS

All movement starts with a decision. You either turn the dial towards breathing or you crank it in favor of bracing. Regulation of breathing and bracing not only has a dramatic impact on your success in performing a task, but in your ability to reduce likelihood of injury. Regardless of how basic or complex the task, if these two...

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REAL CORE TRAINING

Dec 10, 2021

By Abdurahmaan Saloojee

Abdurahmaan is a Pre-Script coach from Ottawa who loves reading, traveling, and training.

REAL CORE TRAINING.

Have you ever seen videos of people doing endless rope crunches while promising “core” gains? What about fancy X crunches, hanging twists, and other painful looking contortions? If you’ve spent any time on the internet, you probably have. You may have even tried some of them yourself (guilty). What do they really do, and how helpful are they?

 

The exercises mentioned above can be classified as “abdominal training”. They are not necessarily core exercises. To clarify this, we need to understand the difference between muscle action and muscle function. Muscle action is the way a muscle moves from origin to insertion—very simple. The bicep’s action would be bending (flexing) the elbow. However, function is not as easy. A muscle’s function is how it behaves when we walk and breathe. It can also...

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OPTIMIZING YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS

Dec 03, 2021

By Sam Barber

 

Sam is an online fitness coach and personal trainer with 8 years experience in the field. He is based in Brighton, England. He works largely with young athletes looking to build strength & muscle. You can connect with Sam on Instagram @buildwithbarber.

 

OPTIMIZING YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS

 

Online coaching is rapidly becoming many coaches' primary stream of income. More scalable and adaptable, it's the obvious way to go for any coach that has already accumulated some experience in the field. With scalability, however, comes an organizational nightmare. Can you deliver to 40 clients online what you delivered to 15 in person? 

 

Perhaps the better question is, can you deliver to 40 clients what you delivered to 15 in person, without completely losing your mind? Building systems will allow you to manage this growth (and your sanity) more effectively. 

 

Each system built should satisfy at least one of the following four motivators;...

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