Gym Laird #29 | Strategies for Training Children, Elderly, and Without Pain

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In his first podcast of 2018 Jim shares some personal updates as well as answering some of your questions on:

– How to squat without pain
– Why bracing is important when lifting heavy
– How to train children for sport and play
– Why you should get outside more
– How to train the elderly
– Why rest, recovery, and relaxation should be a part of your routine

Book and article mentioned in this podcast:

1. Back Mechanic by Dr. Stuart McGill
2. All Pain, No Gain: Why the High-Intensity Training Obsession Has Failed Us All


Jim Laird has been working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach helping clients achieve their goals since 1997. He has 4 years of Division One coaching experience and over a decade of working with clients in the private sector. He has worked with everyone from housewives who just want to look good and feel good, to professional athletes in the NFL, LPGA, and MLB; his most notable client being Scott Downs who is currently with the Chicago White Sox and is going on his 13th year in the MLB. Jim has helped dozens of young athletes achieve athletic scholarships to Division 1 schools and also trains a team of female Powerlifters. As an elite level Powerlifter, Jim pushed his body to the limit for years, and now understands the difference between working out to be healthy, and working out to achieve a high level performance goal, and he want to help others do the same. Learn more about Jim on his blog:

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