On Wednesday 29th February 2012, The Foundry brought Ian King, the world renowned physical preparation coach, to London for his first ever UK seminar. Attended by over 50 of the best personal trainers and athletic coaches in the country, this event was a rare opportunity to hear Ian’s approaches direct from the source.
Ian King’s training innovations and concepts have influenced the coaching of physical preparation for over 30 years now and nowhere more than in the area of programme design and exercise innovation. Ian has serviced athletes and coaches through seven Olympic Games cycles, both Summer and Winter, World Cups, World Championships and Commonwealth Games, in over 20 different sports in over ten different countries, and this extensive experience combined with his no-bullshit approach meant that attendees had the opportunity to learn from someone whose results speak far louder than their marketing. Ian’s numerous publications on physical preparation include ‘How to Write Strength Training Programmes’ and the brilliant ‘Get Buffed’, although he has written extensively on all aspects of training and athletic development.
We managed to grab Ian for 10 mins to ask his thoughts on the fitness and coaching industry in the UK, his components of fitness, his approach to programme design, information overload and his legacy programme:
We had some great feedback on the event; please see a guest review of the Ian King seminar by the excellent personal trainer Jeremy Boyd.