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John Sinclair - Strength & Conditioning Coach - President- Authentic Health Coaching

John Sinclair - Strength & Conditioning Coach - President- Authentic Health Coaching

Episode 154: John Sinclair - Strength & Conditioning Coach and movement nerd

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In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg chats with one of the greatest strength & conditioning coaches in the world ... John Sinclair.

John educates coaches and personal trainers across the world in the art and science of coaching and programming for peak performance and health.

He has been coaching and programming athletic development for almost 25 years. His experience in coaching athletes through long-term development into college and professional sports allows for unique and creative human engineering and programming strategies for performance and health outcomes. He has coached champions in all levels of sport, from amateur to professional, and the Olympics.

John has a health and performance coaching company called Authentic Health Coaching. And is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Health and Performance for Seven Movements Health and is the Wellness Consultant for the Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection. As the Programming Director for the Institute of Motion, he educates coaches worldwide and consults with some of the largest companies in the health, performance, sport, and fitness industries.

John's content on the AnyQuestion platform is simply brilliant. Go check it out.


2:28 - Interview with John Sinclair begins

9:21 - John explains his back ground and how he got into the strength and conditioning field.

19:31 - Giving up Hockey at the peak of his career, John explains how his 'champions mindset' helped him transition into strength and conditioning coaching.

I think coaching is the greatest profession in the world

23:20 - There's so many different layers to coaching. It's not just about teaching someone how to lift weights. However to give help and guidance, you have to have experienced it yourself. John stayed competitive in sport until he was 37 and explains how this has helped him become a world class coach.

How do I engineer a human beings performance?

27:57 - Greg and John discuss Hockey and how the brutal element of the game helped to motivate and inspire John's career success.

33:58 - John describes his coaching philosophy and how it has evolved and improved over the years. Having great mentors around him and getting involved in teaching and educating made a significant impact on his coaching philosophy.

I'd love to spend more time educating.

37:50 - Coaches are big nerds. John explains how he started to focus on mindset and psychology and how he uses cognitive behaviour therapy to expand his athlete coaching.

My believe is that psychology governs everything ... and the physiological is layered under the psychology.

43:21 - John explains how he applies the mental skills with his athletes.

51:02 - Free play and fun is an essential ingredient to enjoyment in sport, at any age. John understands the importance of fun in strength coaching and how he allows an athlete to explore and find their own form.

Environment dictates behaviour ...

56:48 - If we don't cultivate the environment and cultivate the culture that matches the athletes values, then we are going to have a challenge.

57:54 - John explains some of the most profound learnings he has had in his career. Being able to step through the open doors when they present themselves. Beware of the opportunities.

1:00:02 - Who would you want to have dinner with (non family, living or dead)?

1:02:10 - Where do you see yourself in 3 years?

1:05:08 - How can we develop shorter doses of exercise for people who are affected by some of the biggest diseases in the world? John's work in micro dosing and research around people moving in disease states - find out more -

1:09:22 - Interview concludes


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