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At Bridge, we are all athletes and coaches first. As athletes, our team has experienced everything from riding the pine on JV, to winning NCAA championships, to competing in the Olympic Games. As coaches, we have helped countless athletes reach their full potential, winning everything from age group section championships to Olympic Gold Medals.
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Train More Athletes

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:36:45 AM

Group Training

Group training is become more popular than ever before.

 

Speaking of bettering yourself as a coach and training your athletes more efficiently, let's talk about training athletes together. It can be difficult at times when some members are injured, or if your group is at different levels. Here are a few tips you might find helpful:

Leveraging software
While premier training software is now acting as another assistant coach on the floor with you, the best tools also allow you to deliver individualized training days from 1 program. Meaning, build 1 plan for an entire team or group of athletes, all while knowing they'll each get their individual weight prescriptions. Individualization without wasting time. Checkmate.

Don't be fooled, when you use platforms like Bridge, you're not lacking individualized approaches, rather you're allowing yourself to spend more time on the floor with every athlete all while knowing their plans are automatically adapting to progress. One-on-one time with each athlete was one of AS Roma's biggest accomplishments after implementing an effective structure. Want to know why? Listen here to find out.

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Using online training programs such as Bridge in this way makes it easy for unexpected changes. If an athlete gets injured or is sick you can quickly and easily make adjustments to their workout for the day or week. You can spend your time checking in with different athletes while making edits on the fly. Say goodbye to flipping through excel sheets to find what was done a few week's back. This can be especially handy come holiday season when you and your athletes are miles apart - everyone can still be working as if they never left the training center.

Managing Your Methodology
Let's turn to your methodology. Not sure if you have one? Trust us, you do, even if you don't know it yet. This is an area few systems can help you mold, but those that do are complete game changers.

For example, say you're on-boarding a new staff... stressful right? Leveraging systems that allow you to create a robust training structure, defined by your varying training cycles will help get everyone on one page must faster than your current model. Don't believe us, see how EXOS uses our system to enhance their education across 200+ sites globally.

Platforms like Bridge will not only allow you to build a complex training ecosystem, it will also make your life a lot easier. Think back to the last time you did have to onboard a new coach, especially one with little experience. Was it difficult to teach them about the movement modifications you prefer? If an athlete can't perform one level of an exercise, it can be difficult to know which replacement to leverage.

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Topics: Coaching Tips

Find The Right Fuel For Your Athletes

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:35:30 AM

Nutrition

Hot off the stove- our latest nutrition tips! 

Nutrition is always a hot topic in performance because it is so important. With new fads coming in and people changing what fuels them we will cover all you need to know about pre and post-workout eating and everything else an athlete's body needs for optimal performance.

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Topics: Coaching Tips

Recover Smarter, Be Ready To Go Sooner

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:34:30 AM

Recovery

How do you think about recovery? 

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Topics: Training Tips

Finding Work Life Balance as a Trainer

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:32:30 AM

Work Life Balance 

It can be hard to create a work life balance when your work is your life. Especially when you are just getting started.

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Topics: Training Tips

Breaking Down Internal Barriers

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:31:30 AM

Create a winning mindset and you can achieve anything.

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Topics: Training Tips

The Ins and Outs of Group Training

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:28:47 AM

If you're looking to implement group training in your facility or become a group class instructor, this next section highlights some key insights.

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Topics: Performance Trends, Training Tips

Training Trends & Methods

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:27:21 AM

Everyone always thinks they have the latest and greatest trend or new tool for training. But in a field that is vastly growing it can be hard to cut through the noise. And while many of the trends are great, you need to be able to figure out what best matches your values, training style and clients aspirations. So, let's take a look at the different trends people are talking about right now so you can find what might best fit for you.

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Topics: Performance Trends, Training Tips

Stay on The Cutting Edge of Technology

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:25:40 AM

Online Training

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Topics: Performance Trends

How To Handle Conflict

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 3, 2018 10:24:09 AM

We all run into conflict, as much as we may try to avoid it. But the way you handle that conflict can be an instrumental tool in how you define your gym's environment. It is easy to get defensive, especially when someone is critiquing something you are so prideful in.

But, if a client is bringing up a negative emotion they are feeling towards your training process - validate it. If one person is strong enough to bring it to your attention, chances are a couple other people are feeling similarly.

Rather than dismiss and deny the feelings someone is sharing with you, take it as a learning experience on how to grow. The same with training - you only get better from correcting mistakes and improving.

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Topics: Team Development, Coaching Tips