A good strength coach doesn’t really have to be stronger, but he should practice what he preaches.
My mentor is Bill Crawford, I’m much stronger than he is, but he can teach me all sorts of technique, tricks, etc. that keep me porgressing. I’m also much larger than Crawford, so absolute strength doesn’t mean as much.
As long as a coach both knows what he is talking about, and makes his own programs work in real life, he gets A’s from me.[/quote]
There is a difference between comparing an 800 pound bench to a 700 pound bench- versus comparing an 800 pound bench to 300.
Crawford is a legend, but you wouldn’t be so quick to take his advice if he could only bench 300.
Oh yeah, great job at the meet.