Another great day at CrossFit Glasgow yesterday, this time playing host to a Deadlift seminar from the legendary Deadlifter Benedikt Magnusson.
The crowd was a mix of the strength geeks of Glasgow – powerlifters, strongmen and crossfitters – all there to learn what it takes to be super strong, confident and unstoppable with their Deadlift.
Benedikt and his wife Gemma unreservedly out poured their incredible wealth of knowledge and experience to the gym with honesty, openness and humor. There was no feeling that they kept something critical to success as a secret, that they did not tell the whole story or that they took themselves too seriously. They gave considered and full answers to all questions and were not just polite to everyone but were warm and friendly.
Personally I took a lot from the seminar. As a Coach I firmly believe that you can always learn more no matter what your previous experience and knowledge; I seek that expansion of information everyday so having the opportunity to learn first hand from someone who has lived and proven their training plan at the highest level was a real gift for me.
They concentrated mostly on how to train and how to build a 12 week programme. Although anyone who was keen to have their technique checked had plenty of opportunity for that also.
I loved the training plan talk, it made total sense to me. And I can see why it will work.
There is nothing more motivating and exciting than someone telling you that if you follow a training plan and commit to it and believe in it then you can achieve your dream numbers and you can achieve them in as little as 12 weeks!
If you are ever lucky enough to get the chance to meet or talk to either of the Magnussons then jump at it – I promise you will be glad you did.
Now I just need to get started!!
Lets see what the next 12 weeks bring….