Brian Carroll’s Follow Up: The six questions you HAVE to ask yourself about your “GURU”.

By: Brian Carroll

FRAUDS

As I’ve written about at great length, there are so many strength training programs and gurus to follow with people pulling you in so many different directions. Suddenly and OVERNIGHT – everyone became an expert on strength. Now, anyone and everyone with a powerlifting total (some more like a subtotal) are putting out ebooks, tips, and content, videos on ‘how to’ as well as other things they have NO BUSINESS doing. Why do they have no business doing this? WATCH THEM!! They are obviously clueless! A tree is known by the fruits it bears, right?

WATCHING SOME OF THE GURUS ABOVE IS LIKE…..

I’m probably the world’s WORST handyman. My wife would attest to that 100%, TRUST ME. It’s painfully obvious that I SUCK at it, even if I do happen to get lucky and ACTUALLY fix 1/10 of the things I blindly and accidentally fix.

THE LAST thing I’m EVER qualified to do is ADVISE others on how to fix shit. Obviously, my knowledge is lacking on the subject as I suck at it, BAD. So, with that said: how the F*CK am I supposed to pass on knowledge and practical application on a subject that I obviously am clueless about, and far from an authority in ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM?

Oops… Sorry for the rant. Back to the questions from the post the other day:

When you’re looking for a coach, just use Dave Tate’s list of questions. If you can’t answer one or more of them, or the answers you find aren’t good enough, move on:
1. What’s his/her educational background?
2. Who are his/her mentors?
3. Who has this person coached?
4. What has he/she done in this profession/sport?
5. Has this person been able to make people stronger than they were?
6. How good are they at what they preach?

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Brian Carroll

Brian is a world-class powerlifter with over two decades of elite and pro-level powerlifting under his belt. Coming back from a devastating back injury in 2012 that broke multiple bones and that most experts said he would never recover from, he has returned to the pinnacle of world-class lifting (while 100% pain and symptom-free) and is now dedicated to helping others avoid the same mistakes that he made in the past through private and group coaching in Jacksonville, FL. Brian’s impressive recovery has given him the opportunity to teach and deliver talks to physical therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, professional strength & conditioning coaches and experts from all facets of sport, on how to avoid injury, while building anti-fragile strength and resilience in athletes.
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