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Old 03-23-2007, 12:26 PM   #1
Jeff Schmulbach
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First let me apologize if you guys have heard all this before, but I have only recently discovered your site and I am interested in your input. I coach at a small school in Illinois and am struggling to get our kids in the weightroom. We have a decent facility, but it mostly sits there collecting dust because the kids aren't interested.
Recently, however, there has been a change in the kids' attitude, thanks to the movie '300'. All they talk about is how big those guys were. This lead me to doing some research on the net, which led me to Gym Jones, which led me here. After spending a considerable amount of time here, I think this just might be what the doctor ordered to turn around our program. So to make a long story short (too late!): Is there anyone here that has tried this with a group of high schoolers, and if so how did it work?
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Old 03-23-2007, 01:26 PM   #2
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Jeff,

Coach Mike Burgener does this with his HS kids everyday with fantastic success. He's also a heck of a guy.

You can contact him here: mikeburgener@mac.com

I'm sure he'd be happy to help. Before you write, check out his site: www.mikesgym.org.

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Old 03-23-2007, 02:17 PM   #3
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Jeff:
Also check out Jeff and Mikki Martin at www.brandxmartialarts.com and www.crossfitkids.com.
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Old 03-23-2007, 02:22 PM   #4
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A good reference for you might be "starting strength" by riptoe
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Old 03-24-2007, 04:22 PM   #5
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Hey Jeff,

I sent you an email, which was bounced by your school's server for some reason. You should receive a private message through the Boards shortly.

Let me know if you don't receive it, and we'll find an alternate method to get in touch.

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Old 03-29-2007, 08:15 AM   #6
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I am going to be a high school p.e. teacher. I would love it if you could pass on some of this to me.
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Old 03-29-2007, 08:29 AM   #7
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Brian if you don't have equipment and want something ultra simple for beginners check out http://www.simplefit.org
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