Find someone smarter than you….

……….get to know them and build a relationship.  The best thing you can do as a trainer or athlete is find people that know what you want to know.  Most people are inclined to want to help others.  It’s human nature that we want to feel needed, and when someone comes to us asking for help, we want to help.

I’m doing this in two weeks myself.  I’ve found an olympic lifting coach, Mark Cannella, that knows what I want to know, and I’m driving 2 1/2 hours one way to learn from him.  He recently spoke at a conference I attended and he blew my mind away with his knowledge, and I knew instantly that I needed to work with him.

Coming off an injury in my lower back, its important that I maintain proper technique with all of my lifts as to maintain good health.  Working with a oly coach will help me relearn good habits from day one of my return to working out.  And as a coach it’s my number one priority to continue to learn and better my abilities.  I owe it to my members.

Mark will also be leading the USAW Level 1 coaching course at Coca CrossFit July 9 & 10.  You can register today at;