“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain
I’ve been meaning to start a blog for a really really long time.
To be honest, for the longest time I wanted nothing to do with writing or blogging. Next weekend I’m actually speaking at a NSCA State Strength and Conditioning Clinic.
Definitely didn’t see that coming.
Originally I got into strength and conditioning out of curiosity. I’ve been obsessed with athletics and training for as long as I can remember. It started when my old man bought me a sand filled weight set when I was a kid. As I got older I trained to to be better at sports and have a higher bench press max than my friends. (What a lot of kids want, right?)
From there the story gets pretty muddy with a lot of twists and turns. If you want to know where I went specifically and how it brought me to where I am today, check out the “about” tab at the top of the page for my bio and a list of the places I’ve been.
Anyways, lets get back to how I don’t want to do this.
I’m competitive and I want to be the best coach in the world and possess more strength and conditioning knowledge than anyone. I’ll admit that’s a pretty lofty goal, but I can’t help it. Years ago I went “all in” and went down the rabbit hole of training and human performance. I went down that hole selfishly, seeking all the latest and greatest, cutting edge programs from the top coaches in the industry. I’ve been incredibly lucky to have worked with some of the brightest minds in many different branches of our field. Strength coaches, PT’s, AT’s, massage therapists, movement specialists, nutritionists, sports psychologists, etc. Coaches from football, baseball, hockey, boxing, wrestling, jiu jitsu, and military personnel have all opened their doors to me and taught me more than I ever bargained for. The lessons they’ve taught me, and are still teaching me, extend way beyond just duty or sport and have helped mold me into the person I am today. You are the company you keep. That’s right, you are the ones to blame!
I owe them, myself, and all of you reading more than just to hoard and keep everything I’ve learned to myself. Now before you go thinking that I’m the nicest guy ever or that I want to help everyone because I have a huge heart, I’d like to clear a few things up. This blog and the rest of the content that will go up on this site is just as much for me as it is for you. I’m a lifelong learner with an open mind and am looking forward to the feedback that I’m sure will come from people who decide to take a look. Last time I checked, the internet isn’t short on people willing to leave a comment or two (or two hundred).
I think this is a good time to mention that the opinions expressed on kyletrains.com are my own and do not reflect those of my employers. Since this is my personal blog I’m also reserving the right to write on whatever topics I want. The bulk of it will probably be training related since that’s what I do, but I can’t promise that I won’t switch gears from time to time and just write about whatever is on my mind. The one thing I can promise is that I’m going to call things as I see them and hold nothing back.
Thanks a ton for reading!
Never stop improving,