Welcome back the the latest edition of the Darkside Strength Show. I have moved the studio to the Darkside Underground location. We now have improved audio and video quality.
This week, I am chatting with Jim Laird of GYM Laird Strength and Conditioning. We talk about the fine line between training performance and health. The importance of being able to “shut down”. Then finally we talk about how to deal with informing new, untrained individuals who feel like they need a “boot camp” type ass kicking every time they walk into the gym.
Jim Laird has been working as a strength coach helping clients achieve their goals since 1997. He has 4 years of Division 1 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 Los Angeles Angels and is going on his 8th year in the MLB. He has also helped dozens of young athletes achieve athletic scholarships to Division 1 schools.
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.
Jim has a reputation for two things: getting more results from less work, and getting his clients hot, strong, and healthy. Jim’s motto of “Training Smarter, Not Harder” has earned him the respect and recommendation of numerous orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists.