Building a Better Strength and Conditioning Coach Ashley Jones I am not a sports scientist;…
Interview with: Mike McGurn Ospreys Strength and Conditioning Coach
Name: Mike McGurn
Greatest achievements as a trainer ; Winning Challenge Cup, Super League and World Club Championship with St Helens Rugby League Club
Years in the Industry 14 with Professional Teams
What strength coach or trainer has had the most impact on you and why? Ashley Jones, not only a friend but a great mentor who makes conditioning simple but effective.
What are the positives of being a Strength and Conditioning Coach / Trainer? You get to work with driven athletes and get to be part of top flight competition and travel
What are the negatives? Sometimes you feel like you have 43 children ?
What advice would you have for those wishing to become a part of the industry? Try and distinguish between all the bullshit and the good stuff
What is your favorite exercise? Deadlifts / Deep squats
Favorite piece of equipment you have in your gym? Power rack
If you could change one thing what would it be?
S+C coaches need to praise each other more rather than some of the petty jealousy that you hear spewed about each other