Today, I have an interview with John Gaglione, “Gags,” from GaglioneStrength.com. I first met Gags in April at a conference, but I have known him for many years. In fact, to give you an idea of how long I have known Gags, when we sat down and had lunch one of those days he reminded me that he picked up one of the first products we ever released here at Diesel Crew, The Shit You’ve Never Seen, a DVD containing training footage from way back in 2005!
Earlier this year, Gags teamed up with another great up-and-comer in the strength and conditioning field, Todd Bumgardner, to release Supreme Strength for Athletes. I wanted to learn more about Gags and his program, so I sent him some interview questions centered around assessment, because I wanted to know the kinds of things he looks for when training new individuals and how he changes things up to meet their specific needs.
If you are a Trainer or Strength Coach and are doing the same thing with all your clients and athletes, make sure you listen to what Gags has to say. Kids on your teams could have underlying weaknesses, imbalances, and other performance issues that could lead to injuries down the road, and nobody wants that to happen.
So sit back, turn up your speakers, and meet my friend, John “Gags” Gaglione.
Question 1: Tell us about yourself. Training and sports history, why you got into personal training / strength and conditioning.
Question 2: What are some issues trainees commonly bring with them when they join your gym, i.e. injuries, imbalances, movement issues.
Question 3: Tell us about your assessment process you use with your athletes. What kind of assessments do you do? How do you decide upon a client’s individual needs in order to design their specific program?
Question 4: Tell us about the Supreme Strength System that you and Todd Bumgardner have developed and give us a rundown of what it has to offer.
Thanks for checking out the interview, and if you have any questions on the subject, feel free to leave a comment. I will make sure John sees the comments and has the chance to come back and answer your questions.
Thanks and have a great week.
Thanks to Gags for doing this interview for us, and make sure to check out the program he designed with Todd Bumgardner: Supreme Strength: The Simple, Proven System for Building Strength, Muscle and Athleticism Faster Than Ever.