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An open letter on Primal's training culture.

An open letter on Primal's training culture.

To our Primal people.     What is a good training culture?   I believe, that underlying every gym training culture is a consensus. A commonly shared set of beliefs, expectations, ideals and behaviors. It is a vibe that should be apparent nearly immediately when someone enters the env...
YouTube Coaching; Why I’m Jeff Chan's fan boy.

YouTube Coaching; Why I’m Jeff Chan's fan boy.

A few years back, I would have likely flat out denied using YouTube as a coaching resource. Afterall, regurgitating online tutorial content to students doesn’t exactly lend credibility to a coach. Before the age of YouTube, finding techniques and activities to incorporate into practice required...
The Math of Mat time: Those lost minutes add up.

The Math of Mat time: Those lost minutes add up.

A few years ago, I read Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers. Gladwell helped popularize the ‘10,000-hour rule’, an average number of hours required to achieve elite level mastery within a domain. This ‘rule’ can be attributed to Swedish professor Anders Ericsson, and his 1990’s research into pra...
Primal MKE Training blog…. A synopsis.

Primal MKE Training blog…. A synopsis.

Given the references to ‘science’, I'll scatter throughout my blog posts, I wanted to know what exactly the definition of a scientist is. The British Science Council defines a scientist a ‘someone who systematically gathers and uses research and evidence, making a hypothesis and testing it, to...