On this week's episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart podcast, I welcomed Jason Glass to edutain, or educate through entertainment, on his rotational power training philosophy. Jason is one of the world’s top Golf Strength and Conditioning Specialists and owns and operates Tour Performance Lab and Kinetica Golf Performance in Vancouver, British Columbia. He specializes in training rotary athletes, biomechanics, physical assessments and functional strength training.
In this episode, we discuss:
-Does rotational power only equate to explosive movement?
-Why Jason finds that his job is 80% psychological for better client-coach relationships
-Is functional training dependent on individual performance demands?
-Why Jason dropped his book and picked up a microphone
-And much more!
Coach Glass shared so many great pieces of advice especially on how developing relationships with his athletes was the difference maker in his career. Jason begins his assessment by asking the questions, “What would you like me to do for you? Why is that important to you? What are your strategies for this? Do you have the capacity or capabilities to do what you want to do? Do you have the skill set? You have the ambition; let's start with what you have.”
Jason also stresses the importance of aligning your training goals with your clients by, “Find[ing] their vulnerability, their fear. Can we take care of what we need to do and address their fears at the same time?”
Jason is a proponent for managing the psychological aspect of his training and not just focusing on his kinesiology expertise, "This is a human being that I'm training. If I can't communicate with the human being element and tell them this is why this is important… If they don't buy in, there will be no change."
Jason left us with these parting words that really resonated with me, “Dream big, over deliver, be undeniable." He reminds us to always stay true to yourself, do what makes you excited, do it well and you will be able to reach your goals!
Here’s more information on Coach Jason Glass:
Jason Glass is one of the world’s top Golf Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Jason owns and operates Tour Performance Lab and Kinetica Golf Performance in Vancouver BC; specializing in training rotary athletes, biomechanics, physical assessments and functional strength training.
Jason is a consultant for many top professional athletes from the PGA Tour, European Tour, Nationwide Tour, LPGA to professional snowboarding. He is also the head strength and conditioning coach for the Canadian National Team. Jason is also the head of the Titleist Performance Institutes Fitness Advisory Board.
Jason has been featured on the Golf Channel, Golf Canada Magazine and CBC Sports. Jason has his own TPI TV show “The Jason Glass Performance Lab”. Jason has published 3 DVD’s specializing in creating explosive rotational power in athletes.
Jason graduated from University of British Columbia with a bachelor of Human Kinetics and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA.
Jason is a professional speaker and lead presenter for the Titleist Performance Institute. Jason has presented internationally on golf conditioning, functional training, corrective exercise progressions, and creating rotary power for all athletes. His enthusiasm, sense of humour and passion for training makes Jason a crowd favourite on the speaker’s circuit.
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