Gymchat 250 - Serious Training for Ignored Populations (Bill Kociaba)

Training everyone.


This is a fascinating area, and quite possibly one you haven't spent much time thinking about - strength training for the blind, those in wheelchairs and anyone else with reasonably uncommon requirements.

On this week's show we'll be talking to Personal Trainer & Massage Therapist Bill Kociaba - who himself is completely blind. Bill teaches exercise classes via the Blind Cafe online community, runs his own gym and promotes a number of bodybuilding shows.


Joining him is Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett. Fantastic.


NB : We'd love to hear your questions and comments. If there's a particular subject you'd like Bill and Josh to address, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat and leave a comment or jump in the Hangout and ask them directly.

And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.


Details -

Who : Personal Trainer & Massage Therapist Bill Kociaba, Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett, and You
Topic : Serious Training for Ignored Populations
When : Wednesday Jun 26, 8:00pm EDT (the Event page shows what time that is in your local timezone).
How : Watch the live stream, or join the hangout (get your questions ready), directly on the Event page. We'll also post the full video shortly after the Gymchat.


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Previously : In Gymchat 248 we discussed Establishing Standards for Strength & Progressions (with Personal Trainers (and Strength Athletes) Brian Tabor and Josh Hewett). Great conversation.

If you missed the live stream (or just want to go over a particular point again), you can watch the entire video here.


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Gymchat 251 - Gaining Maximum Functional Muscle Mass (Bud Jeffries).

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