What are lifters saying?!
After working with Patrick every single day in person for 2 years, I moved to NY and became a remote athlete. I was nervous about making this transition, but not a single beat was missed. He is extremely meticulous and technical (which you need in this sport) but does a great job of not over-coaching. The communication, direction, advice and programming was just as it was when I was with him in person.
Even though I was over a thousand miles away from Tampa, I was still able to improve as a national competitor with the remote coaching. There is no doubt in my mind Patrick was the driving force to the success AND FUN I had with the sport of Weightlifting!
I’ve been with Keep Pulling for four and a half years and almost all of my time with KP has been remote. Since going remote after I moved back to my home state of MN, my total has increased by 60 kilos and I compete at multiple national meets every year. I record all of my lifts and send Patrick videos after every workout.
Patrick also does video reviews in which he sends back my videos with him talking over them and pausing/playing the video at certain points to make his cues easier to understand with feedback, tips, and cues for my next workout. Overall, I’ve loved KP and all the progress I’ve made and will continue to make!
Something lacking in a lot of remote teams is community. I don’t feel like that’s the case with KP. All of our workouts are tracked with the TrainHeroic app and it gives us a space to comment on the workouts to see how everyone else did and there are also certain exercises with a leaderboard to compare your numbers with other members.
Keep Pulling also runs a Remote Athlete Facebook page for us to post our videos/how we feel about the workouts. This way we can also comment and interact on other lifters’ videos even if they are thousands of miles away.