Workhorse Coaching by Brian Wright

Workhorse Coaching by Brian Wright

Workhorse consulting & training provides simple/effective coaching in the areas of strength and fitn Want to get stronger, fitter, and leaner?

We help women who are trying to do amazing things, such as:

- Lose that last 10-20lbs, to really bring out their muscular definition.
- Get stronger for a sport, recreational activity, or life in general.
- Do their first pull-up or five.
- kKck-out 20 badass push-ups, pull-ups or do some serious head turning deadlifts or squats.
- Train for an obstacle race or other events. Want to get better at

Operating as usual

The School of Strength | StrongFirst 02/25/2020

https://youtu.be/QtKldkl2XnY

Check out this course coming late May to Ashburn VA! First time this course is offered on the east coast here in the USA!

Sign up at StrongFirst.com

The School of Strength | StrongFirst StrongFirst is a global provider of strength education. Our Instructors specialize in safe and effective kettlebell, barbell, and bodyweight training.

Health and Fitness Retreat to Wi******er VA by Workhorse Consulting 01/28/2020

Just got word! Marty Gallagher and Stacy Gallagher will be doing a Purposeful Primitive session on the Marty Gallagher strength training system at my health and fitness retreat in late March in VA.

If you have never had a session with Marty-one of the major influencers in the StrongFirst school of strength, then this is a great opportunity!

I have 3 different packages for the retreat. Shoot me a message if you are interested in spending a day with
Marty Gallagher and Stacy Gallagher
Karen McDowell Smith
Donald Blake Berry
Flexible steel session with certified instructor Cynthia Croissant
Self defense with Kristen DeBruycker
My session-energy system training

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/health-and-fitness-retreat-to-winchester-va-by-workhorse-consulting-tickets-71217315909

Health and Fitness Retreat to Wi******er VA by Workhorse Consulting Come to the second annual Health and Fitness Retreat with Brian Wright and a cadre of world renown trainers, coaches, and speakers.

Health and Fitness Retreat to Wi******er VA by Workhorse Consulting 01/05/2020

For all you within driving distance to Northern VA, check out what’s coming to the area.
Consider coming and meeting/learning under Master Instructors Karen McDowell Smith and Pavel Macek. Pass on the word to your friends and students - we are all students of strength!

StrongFirst Bodyweight course with Karen Smith

https://www.strongfirst.com/shop/courses/bodyweight-courses/winchester-va-march-29-2020-2/

StrongFirst Kettlebell course with Brian Wright, Team Leader

https://www.strongfirst.com/shop/courses/kettlebell-courses/winchester-va-march-29-2020/

StrongFirst Resilient course with Pavel Macek

https://www.strongfirst.com/special-events/strongfirst-resilient-information/

Full health and fitness retreat.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/health-and-fitness-retreat-to-winchester-va-by-workhorse-consulting-tickets-71217315909

Health and Fitness Retreat to Wi******er VA by Workhorse Consulting Come to the second annual Health and Fitness Retreat with Brian Wright and a cadre of world renown trainers, coaches, and speakers.

Photos from Workhorse Coaching by Brian Wright's post 12/17/2019

This group does’nt get a lot of run, since I have not run an online research program, or fitness challenge in a while. I wanted to do a role call though - Who would be interested in two items.

A FREE ticket to my health and fitness weekend in late march 2020 (up to a 600 value)

3 months of personal training (details vary)

Here’s the catch - you have to respond to this post with your main goal for 2020 and your best idea of how you will achieve it!

Comments will be entered into a bowl and I will draw on FB live!

Shop Kettlebell Courses online, Haymarket, VA - November 9, 2019 | StrongFirst 08/11/2019

Here’s what StrongFirst has planned for northern VA this fall!

A new Kettlebell course was just added out in Haymarket/Gainesville! This is the definitive one day course to dive deep into kettlebell practice. This comes in perfect timing after the release of Pavel’s new book (his first since 2011). (His new book “The quick and the dead” is available on Amazon).

Use code EARLY to register. (Spots limited for this discount)
https://www.strongfirst.com/shop/courses/kettlebell-courses/haymarket-va-november-9-2019/

The Tactical Strength Challenge is offered twice a year. The fall challenge is always bigger at the Ashburn location I train out of! Go sign up-this is for everyone. It’s meant to just be a personal test, not a given event you have to train for. AND this year, we are pairing it up with a power lifting meet before the event. TSC registration on the Achieve page on StrongFirst. Com. I will be at Old Glory in Ashburn VA.

So, you will register for the TSC and if you also want to do the PL events of squat and bench before, Comment so I can get you that 15-20$ registration. (Super informal-no real rules-just come and have fun).

Don’t forget, I start my open gym program back up on Aug 18 from 1230-2pm. This is a structured block program open to anyone that wants to lift HARD just once a week. (Which is how I train). Comment for more info.

Shop Kettlebell Courses online, Haymarket, VA - November 9, 2019 | StrongFirst StrongFirst Kettlebell Courses, Haymarket, VA - November 9, 2019 | What is the StrongFirst Kettlebell Course? The most fundamental and thoroughly in-depth kettlebell instruction available within a single day. Developed by the founder of the modern kettlebell movement, Pavel Tsatsouline, the StrongFi...

07/26/2019

A video of me doing a fairly heavy deja vu getup. Training alone! I am really looking forward to seeing everyone who decides to train along side of me at my open gym program starting Aug 18 (Sunday’s through mid Nov)
Just looking to train minimally but keep seeking as much strength and conditioning as we can
Pm for details

07/23/2019

Open gyms coming back-lift along side of me in my StrongEndurance program for 13 weeks! Starts Sunday afternoons on Aug 18th in Ashburn VA. PM for details!

06/26/2019

Another great StrongFirst course in Northern VA!
If you haven’t come to one of these-don’t worry, more on the way!

06/18/2019

Hers the loose plan for the challenge at the Friday night BBQ this week at Old Glory Gym in Ashburn. This is free food/beer. Come, and do what you can on the lifts. (Don’t worry about weight-just push!)

StrongFirst Team Leader, Brian Wright’s Strength Event and Cookout 06/11/2019

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strongfirst-team-leader-brian-wrights-strength-event-and-cookout-tickets-61649085073

Free food and lifting!!

Next Friday night in Ashburn VA

I hope you are paid up for All Terrain Conditioning (where you can also recertify all SF schools of strength). This event starts Sat the 22nd.

The food and lifting on Friday is for all, not just StrongFirst instructors or for registered attendees to All Terrain Conditioning.

StrongFirst Team Leader, Brian Wright’s Strength Event and Cookout Come celebrate with the StrongFirst strength tests and a cookout the evening before the StrongFirst All Terrain Conditioning.

05/25/2019

This year-my 40th year, has some big goals. Not listing them all here- but super happy to report a step in the right direction. This is my second week on my new running program. I jun just on Saturdays. I am on a StrongEndurance KB swing protocol now just completing week 3 of 6. (Before that I was on another StrongEndurance plan for GPP).

Finished mile one in 7:32, mile two in 7:14, and mile three was 7:19. Not bad!

Conclusion-kettlebells make you strong! AND ready for anything!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strongfirst-team-leader-brian-wrights-strength-event-and-cookout-tickets-61649085073

The NEXT big StrongFirst course in norther VA is in June

https://www.strongfirst.com/special-events/all-terrain-conditioning/

05/22/2019

Eat less, Lift weights (like 4-8reps so it's freakin hard) when you see a hill, run up it! Work to be happy in life! (reduce stress) This works for 99% of guys! If you are looking to get 6 pack abs like a fitness model, its gets a bit more complicated than this.

My recent post to a question in a men’s group for a dude looking to drop body fat. The point - stop over thinking things. It’s not about the macros or the fat burners. It’s about consistency and patterns. Drink some beer and whiskey! Have fun with life, AND lift and eat a few veggies!!!

Workhorse Coaching 02/14/2019

Last day for BIGGEST discount on the 2019 Women’s Retreat to the Blue Ridge. Check out the details, but PM me to get your special discount code! (Bring daughters, mothers, sisters, or friends).

http://workhorsecoaching.com/retreat.html

Workhorse Coaching Cynthia has always been active from preforming and teaching theatrical dancing to earning a black belt in taekwondo. She earned a PhD in geography and taught classes in a university. But, left academia to pursue her passion helping men and women from teenagers to senior citizens, get stronger, more....

02/09/2019

Tactical Strength Challenge Registration Complete. This will be my first one since the Fall of 2017. Let’s do this thing!
(All smiles so far!)

StrongFirst.com to register - open to all ages and levels.

Anyone interested in getting into the open gyms I run on Sundays for a little barbell, Bodyweight, and kettlebell focus for this event specifically (or for everyday fitness if that’s more your thing?)

The 4 Most Effective Kettlebell Exercises for Conditioning - Girls Gone Strong 01/16/2019

This is exactly the type of thing Karen is so gifted at. She narrows down the complex to make simple takeaways!

She is one of the few featured speakers at my one of a kind women’s event in the Blue Risge mountains (at the historic and charming hotel Roanoke) on April 5&6.

Learn more about the event at the link, and make sure to PM me directly for a special reduced offer if you read this post.

http://workhorsecoaching.com/retreat.html

The 4 Most Effective Kettlebell Exercises for Conditioning - Girls Gone Strong It should come as no surprise that kettlebell training is extremely efficient to help you reach your goals. Kettlebells are a highly versatile training tool allowing you to train full body and achieve massive strength, shed fat, and build stellar endurance. In this article I’m going to focus on fo...

01/11/2019

I’ve shared this before. This is a great example of the StrongFirst system-the type of smart teaching, the notion of SKILL development not just “strength” development. This is what a school of strength is. Here in northern VA, invest in your skill development on March 10th at the one day StrongFirst Kettlebell Course. (Image below in comments , and sign up info on the main StrongFirst site).

12/17/2018

Anyone in this group looking for strength/conditioning coaching 1xweek. I have an open gym on asundays forming for the winter and a youth athlete strength development program starting in Jan.

- Strength first! We are looking to get stronger! With this 1xweek program paired with 1-3 GPP sessions weekly, this winter stands to be one of the best programs you can go through.

- power production and power endurance -we are looking to build fatigue resistance through the hips. Whether your goal is the TSC or just to be strong through sports, running/daily activities the hips will be the center of your ability to keep going!

- hypertrophy-muscle growth. With higher levels of DOABLE tension, you stimulate more HGH and other hormones to generate muscle growth. That leads to healthier body composition and better overall athletic functionality.

- cardiovascular base level training. This was a big help in one of our open gym sessions in the past-a 15-20min steady state cardio block. This group activity reminds us all that we are here for total health. For those of us getting older-this is the BEST way of maintaining lower BP, lowering LDL cholesterol, and improving stroke volume capability.

PM me
Can be as low as $6/hour. Which is clearly just an attempt to cover facility costs and just help you/your friends/our community get STRONG

Workhorse Coaching 12/10/2018

A brother in my Strength education community recently went to an event that is pretty much exactly what I am creating with my Women’s Retreat to the Blue Ridge. Clearly, my event will be its own experience - with world renown instructors teaching
- keys to unlocking strength specifically for the busy woman
- hormonal responses to the foods most women eat often
- connecting self acceptance, and self celebration through exercise
- physical therapy that can be done in minutes each day
- keys to unlock cardiovascular training for health, fat loss and performance

Instructors include Karen McDowell Smith, Donald Blake Berry, Cynthia Croissant, Kristen DeBruycker, Jess Mather

Check out this other event taking place in CA. It certainly looks cool. Our event is just for women (mothers/daughters, sisters, and best friends). PM me for a special payment plan.

https://www.rungalife.com

Early bird sign up still available - but not for long
(Copy the below link for more information)

http://workhorsecoaching.com/retreat.html

Workhorse Coaching Cynthia has always been active from preforming and teaching theatrical dancing to earning a black belt in taekwondo. She earned a PhD in geography and taught classes in a university. But, left academia to pursue her passion helping men and women from teenagers to senior citizens, get stronger, more....

The School of Strength | StrongFirst 10/31/2018

To all strength enthusiasts:

Those seeking to train for performance, resiliency, and enjoyment

It is to this group that I have spent my 20-year strength and conditioning career offering educational resources.

Please see how BIG 2019 is going to be. It actually marks the 20th year exactly for me as I started in 1999 in personal training.

-Early March-StrongFirst one day Kettlebell course with an additional course on maximizing heavy press skills, weighted pistol and extreme weighted pull-ups (known as the beast tamer and Iron Maiden challenge). StrongFirst does just 1 or 2 of these in Northern VA a year. Don’t miss this opportunity to significantly improve your understanding of leveraging the Kettlebell to help get stronger, improve conditioning, and bullet proof with residency training.
We are offering this in Alexandria, VA.
(Sign up StrongFirst.com under courses)

-2019 Women’s strength and fitness retreat to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Join me and a panel of speakers including Master StrongFirst Instructor, Karen Smith, Dr. Donald Berry SFG, Martial arts expert and multi-discipline black belt, Kristen DeBruycker, and more for a weekend of learning, excursions, relaxation, and exercise. April 5&6 at the historic and charming Hotel Roanoke. Super early bird registration is now available.
(http://workhorsecoaching.com/retreat.html)

-Just announced, StrongFirst Chief Science Officer, Craig Marker is bringing his All Terrain Conditioning course to Ashburn VA. Sign up on StrongFirst.com for late June. This course is a scientifically proven method of training without chasing exhaustion. It’s the way elite forces train, top athletes, and can give all of the over stressed and rushed northern VA strength enthusiasts a way to train without feeling beaten but gaining a level of readiness and conditioning that surpasses anything you may have tried before. Read more on these StrongEndurance protocols on the webpage. Register early for the early bird rate.

The School of Strength | StrongFirst StrongFirst is a global provider of strength education. Our Instructors specialize in safe and effective kettlebell, barbell, and bodyweight training.

Workhorse Coaching 10/29/2018

http://workhorsecoaching.com/retreat.html

My biggest fitness event in the my 20 years of training. Invest in this getaway weekend for a star studded line up of instructors and a ton of fun activities. We welcome any woman of any fitness level! Super early bird rate is live now.

Workhorse Coaching Cynthia has always been active from preforming and teaching theatrical dancing to earning a black belt in taekwondo. She earned a PhD in geography and taught classes in a university. But, left academia to pursue her passion helping men and women from teenagers to senior citizens, get stronger, more....

Workhorse Coaching 10/22/2018

2019 Women’s health and fitness retreat to the blue ridge!

http://workhorsecoaching.com/retreat.html

Registration link is live n the site connecting to PayPal.

Sign up early. For a special offer for you and your family/friends-just email me if you are registering with a small group.

Workhorse Coaching Cynthia has always been active from preforming and teaching theatrical dancing to earning a black belt in taekwondo. She earned a PhD in geography and taught classes in a university. But, left academia to pursue her passion helping men and women from teenagers to senior citizens, get stronger, more....

Pay Workhorse Consulting using PayPal.Me 10/06/2018

2019 Women’s Fitness Retreat in the Blue Ridge

This event has been a long time in the making. I have planned and run a 100 person charity event for Mobile Hope here in Loudoun, chaired a 5k race with over 300 runners, and done tons of strength seminars for various groups like StrongFirst and The National Strength and Conditioning Association.

This is an event that will combine all the great things I want to and have been able to promote in my coaching career.
Total health:
-Positive mind sets, meditation and relaxation
-Strength secrets for better results
-Rehab and recovery techniques
-Nutrition and how they affects hormones
-How to optimize cardio for real results in cardiac output, blood chemistry manipulation, and as a fat loss tool
-Real world practical women’s self defense

All these great interactive learning sessions geared for ANYONE at any fitness level plus two nights stay at the charming old Hotel Roanoke in the heart of the blue ridge mountains.

Here’s what you can expect:
-Arrive for check in and a group happy hour Friday April 5
-Sessions Saturday morning (attend any and all that you like) breakfast included.
-Saturday afternoon hike excursion in the cool early spring weather!
-Saturday night drink and sit down dinner with featured speaker and raffles and giveaways.
-Check out Sunday morning

Your early early bird rate is exclusive to the first 10 people. The entire event is limited to 30 people. This includes access to the full retreat and all meals stated above. (Your rooms are not included but we will have a group rate-that code will be sent to you after registration).

439$ for this event.
You are welcome to send this to friends but again, once I get the 10 spots, registration at this rate will expire.

Looking forward to it!
(Event website for more info coming soon)

https://www.paypal.me/WorkhorseConsulting

Pay Workhorse Consulting using PayPal.Me Go to paypal.me/WorkhorseConsulting and type in the amount. Since it’s PayPal, it's easy and secure. Don’t have a PayPal account? No worries.

Photos from Workhorse Coaching by Brian Wright's post 10/04/2018

Coming VERY soon.

Health and Fitness Retreat to the Blue Ridge (by Workhorse Consulting and a team of fantastic teachers and speakers)

Details coming
Event will be early spring 2019

Reply to make sure you get the even EARLIER bird special
(30 women max at this exclusive get away event)

07/21/2018

Health Tip

For those of us nearing/in our 40’s.

Eating veggies
Learning to meditate/relax your muscles
And finding peace within our lives

Is WAY more beneficial than working toward your first pull-up, snatching 100x in 5 mins, or losing the last 10-20lbs.
Don’t get me wrong - that’s all cool! And in some ways - can help lead to the aforementioned list.

Breathing practice tomorrow for those interested in learning tricks to REALLY let your muscles go. (Cold therapy included).

07/20/2018
I tried the Wim Hof Breathing & Cold Therapy Method for 7 Days | Sorelle Amore 06/26/2018

I’ve been researching on and off the benefits of environmental conditioning for health and mindset for about a year now. I’ve been trying to find all the good and bad (what’s coachable and what’s not). I’ve come up with something I think could be really great.

I’m branding it the Viking Resilience Program. It’s tough, it’s cold, it’s kick ass-you see the parallels.

If you want to come try this out, the first session will be July 7 in Leesburg. Comment below. (First session is $20) the Program will be 8 weeks with every step laid out to get the most from this.

Here’s a quick intro from a young Icelandic woman than jumped both feet in (so to speak)

https://youtu.be/eMWao5cP7JM

I tried the Wim Hof Breathing & Cold Therapy Method for 7 Days | Sorelle Amore I tried the Wim Hof Breathing & Cold Therapy Method for 7 Days. The results are pretty profound, but not in the way I expected it. The method is pretty inten...

Photos from Workhorse Coaching by Brian Wright's post 03/24/2018

StrongFirst Bodyweight course
One arm push-up progressions in northern VA just got a ton better!

3 keys to fat loss 03/19/2018

This is my 19th year Personal Training. I am extremely fortunate to have made a career in such a volatile and changing field. This field is plagued with hot new trends, ever compounding bu****it, and emotionally fueled answers passed off as the next quick fix.

Fat loss is not just hard science. If it were that simple, it would not be a multi-billion industry in this country. Below are a few bullet points that factor into fat loss.

-behavior modification (food and exercise adherence)
-psychological outlook on progress
-stress management
-timing in life (how much energy can we give to this goal)
-individual variation (many plans to choose from and not all of them work for every individual)

That’s why we all need coaches.

Building strength is a more straightforward approach. Whether that be for performance or rehab, it’s about smart programming with progressive overload at the right pace; then managing recovery and adequate muscle nutrition. I would argue that this is the approach that 99% of is working professionals should focus on because this approach:

-is easier to manage
-has a more positive and rewarding journey often times
-impacts base metabolism and helps in fat loss in the long run (albeit slower than a dedicated fat loss program)
-builds resiliency to potential injury and allows for one to be more active-making everything in life easier.

Still, fat loss is a major goal and should not be discredited as a worthy effort. (You should do this in cycles-meaning 6-12 weeks of concentrated programming).
Again-working with me or any coach can help navigate the complications-not just the science. (It’s more than just programming and recovery). As stated above, it’s a lot of behavior strategies.

Below is a video detailing the three keys to fat loss. I’ve found that despite the complications-primarily coming from individual response variety-that three universal truths stand out.

https://youtu.be/d7gFX-2Q79o

3 keys to fat loss

Photos from Workhorse Coaching by Brian Wright's post 02/09/2018

It’s getting close! Who’s going to train for strength, purpose, and resilience this spring with the end goal being participating in the 4/14 TSC?

I manage a training group starting Sundays 3/4. It’s a great way to get in some good coaching, focused strength work, and have fun doing it.

Commit
Join us
Do the events (1,2 or all 3)

More info and sign up for the TSC on StrongFirst page.
My training group walks you through the whole process.
Comment below

Photos from Workhorse Coaching by Brian Wright's post 02/07/2018

Please share on all resources-FB, pages, emails, in gyms. I am interested in creating an SF event around this! See bullets below

-PM me for head count for Sat 3/24 dinner with Karen McDowell Smith and myself. I will put a reservation in by early March-hurry, there will be a cap. All are invited, not just attendees.

-refer a student, friend, or colleague to either course and I will give a gift card thank you for helping to spread the word on our schools of strength

-come out to Ashburn at 1230pm on Sunday 3/25 for a StrongFirst skills showcase, training session, skills review. This during the lunch break of the kB course. Free-all are invited. Stay that afternoon and participate with our new course participants in their “grad S&S session”. (Around 430/5)

-on the StrongFirst site Karen is doing a recertification Workshop Sunday 3/25. Sign up before you expire. Tons of extras-super valuable face to face time.

All-Out Competition, or Fat-Loss and Status Check: Two Other Reasons the Tactical Strength Challenge is Good for You | StrongFirst 01/31/2018

Join the StrongFirst Tactical Strength CHALLENGE (not a competition)

I will be training a group that will meet at the Tyson’s playground venue this April.

PM me to join the training plan we will follow.

This article is super interesting as it details some of the TSC history.

All-Out Competition, or Fat-Loss and Status Check: Two Other Reasons the Tactical Strength Challenge is Good for You | StrongFirst Yes, it is still a (world-wide) competition, twice each year. But many (if not most) participants have a completely different reason for committing to the TSC.

01/24/2018

Many people are beginning to think about the TSC in April already! That’s awesome!

Just as a reminder, I am helping out Ken at his facility-Tyson’s Playground this go around.

He has a great strength culture there and I am excited to help with this StrongFirst event.

See you there!
Register on the SF page!

My training group starts 3/4 for that! Let me know if you have any interest in joining!

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