-Where’s your “about us” page?
I got rid of it. No one really cares about who we are. Aren’t the pictures of Mary and me doing cool workout stuff enough?
-Why didn’t you answer my “how’s my lift” question?
I don’t offer any coaching advice on the PG main site because that’s not what this site is all about. I offer programming for those that want to compete in exercise as a sport. I also do this for free. You pay a coach at your gym to coach you; have him/her do that.
-Do you help anybody with lifting?
Yes. I have select athletes that I coach in person in ATL, and a couple that send video to me. I offer feedback/coaching to them privately. I work on specifics with these people. These are also athletes that only need tweaking on their lifts/movements. The only person I am coaching from “square one” is my daughter…and she’s coming for you.
-Can I post on other peoples comments?
You are absolutely free to comment on other peoples posts. Just don’t be a dick, or offer coaching advice. I prefer that everyone have ONE coach. I don’t feel it’s appropriate to contradict what one person’s coach says just to get your opinion out there.
-Why did you erase my comment?
Because the PG comment patrol (aka Mary) thought you were either a dick or tried to be someone’s coach. She don’t play that.
-I posted a comment and you didn’t reply. Why not?
PG takes a ton of time; I can’t always get to everyone that posts. But, one good thing about this site—we have competitors that have been following for a while (many of whom I personally coach) that are willing to step in and offer any help or answer any question you have (as long as it’s not a coaching question—‘cuz we don’t play that).
-What do you base your programming on?
If you came to the PG Summit, you would know. Some programmers are very generous with their information and are willing to put their ideas on their site, and some are not…that’s me.
-Why do you do this for free?
I enjoy doing it, and people are seeing results during competition…so, why the hell not? Plus, why would you pay for ANY programming when there are some solid MF’ers out there offering their stuff for free? Do you hate money?
-I just started in this whole “Sport of Fitness” craze yesterday. Is PG for me?
Nah, not really. You would be better suited to find a nice “Sport of Fitness” style gym and go there for a while. The coaches there will walk you through all the lifts and movements that you see on the PG main site. Once you gain confidence in your lifts and movements—stop back through and start hitting these workouts.
-I don’t compete. Is PG for me?
Hell yeah. Just be smart, and scale if you need to. I am also a big advocate of rest. If you need it, take it.
-I hear you have an extra work email list. Can I get on it?
That depends. The majority of the people on that daily email list are competitors. I deal with most of them on a day to day basis and give/recieve alot of feedback from them. This is also “extra work”—not alternate work. The people on this list complete all you see written, then the extra work I give them. If you are a competitor and are able to do this volume of work, I have no problem adding you to this list. If you dont compete—I probably wont add you. Sorry.
-My rounds/reps/weight isn’t as good as some of the other guys/girls. I don’t want to comment.
Why? This isn’t a contest. Comments are a great way for me to get feedback and collect a little data. I don’t need only the strongest, fastest people to comment—I’d like everyone to.
-Can I send pics or video to you guys?
Yep. We like putting them on the site. We like any type of PR’s, new products, event photos, etc. However, don’t send me a pic or video of your cat playing a Barbie sized piano while meowing to your favorite NWA song. I don’t play that.
-I’d like to send you guys something privately. How do I do that?
firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d be happy to hear from you.
(*photo credit: Andrea Taylor Studio)