Part 1 of the interview series-by John Rahme

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Luke Borreggine
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Part 1 of the interview series-by John Rahme

Monday night brought upon a restless and sleepless night, pondering about what to ask? How to ask it? And, unsure of the reaction I might get. I drive through morning peak hour Sydney traffic early Tuesday morning nervously hoping I will not be late to a meeting with someone I regard as the greats of sports coaching and in the game of lifting.

I arrive with ten minutes to spare, wanting to get comfortable revise my questions and get my thinking in order. I order a coffee, turn around and if I was under any misconception that I was getting in early to prepare for Luke, I was wrong. Luke, like the interview will show was there, early and more than prepared, as so has been his life. It was he that took control and he who ran the show. It was Luke’s way, and what a way it is. Hold on, brace yourself and Welcome to the world of Luke borreggine.

Born 1st June 1961, same day as Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn got the good looks, Luke got the brains. A young Borreggine is at school playing his school basketball and is looking for a way to improve him in the sport. A friend of his suggests weightlifting. At the time there were about 5 to 8 kids at the school throwing weights around and they also looked big, strong and good. This appeals to Luke and he makes his mind up. To the gym it is. The gym he decides to head to be Burwood PCYC.

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RUN AN EFFICIENT BODY/BUSINESS.

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RUN AN EFFICIENT BODY/BUSINESS.
BY JOHN RAHME
The following has evolved from the last three weeks of my life.
“You have four bulging discs” Efrem tells me as he looks at the scans of the MRI scan. “The top two discs are not to bad, but the bottom two don’t look good, especially the last one. This disc has protruded a whole heap” After Efrem speaks those words he goes into a whole series of explanations to describe what he sees, I can hear what he is saying but I’m not listening to him.; what I’m contemplating about is my inability to squat,  deadlift,  bentover row and no Olympic lifts and no 2 reps @ 95%.

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PROGRAM DESIGNING FOR AN AMATEUR LIKE ME.

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PROGRAM DESIGNING FOR AN AMATEUR LIKE ME.

BY JOHN RAHME

I go back a few years now and I just had moved over from the west’s-magpies premier league rugby league side over to the st. George Illawarra dragons.
My specialty was supervising them in the gym whilst they did there weights and then I became the dreaded rehab Nazi.
Coming from a boxing and kick boxing background I would box those who could box till they were pucking in every direction, then give them some water and start again.
Those who couldn’t box would cycle, run, jump, or crawl. Anything to get there heart rate up. I would push them that hard that they would beg to play injured and join the rest of the squad. I can still remember times when a player would hurt himself, he was still been carried off the field, no diagnosis as of yet and hasn’t even put the ice pack on the injured spot and he would ask the doc or the physio the question,” EXCUSE ME, DOC OR FIZ, BUT DOES THIS MEAN I HAVE TO DO REHAB WITH JR, ANYTHING BUT REHAB WITH JR”

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Clean start-Audit time

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Clean start-Audit time
By John Rahme

An audit can be very daunting and scary experience, bringing in an unfamiliar face and a stranger to give you advice on where your business has been and is gone wrong. It’s hard not to be offended by suggestions that the auditor makes as it suggests to you that you are not capable of managing your own business.

What if we change the word business in the above paragraph and change it to TRAINING or LIFE.

Now this becomes a lot harder to comprehend to me because I am challenging my life and my life of training. All that I have believed in and all principles and methods that I based a life time of training on.
Ok, let’s look at it from another point of view,

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