Strength Coach Superstar
A well know and respected man, Canadian strength coach Charles Poliquin is one of the most successful strength coaches in the world. Being fluent in English, French and German has allowed Poliquin to spend years researching with other coaches and scientists in his quest to optimize training methods. Of which he has lectured extensively on in eight different countries. His work has been translated in English, Swedish, German, French, Italian, Dutch and Japanese. He has perfected the art of writing routines that produce results, and his books and courses are the culmination of his theories and knowledge.
Poliquin’s success is based little on his classroom structure but rather on his knowledge gathered from being a true trainer of champions. His formal education includes a B.Sc. Kinesiology and a M.Sc. Exercise Physiology. Poliquin has coached Olympic medallists in twelve different sports including the US female track and field for the Olympics 2000. He has coached the Canadian short-track speed-skating team, and many professional athletic teams; such as the Detroit Red Wings, Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadians, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, New Jersey Devils, Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning.
Some of Poliquin’s professional athletes include: Al MacInnis of St Louis Blues hockey team, who won the Norris Trophy for the strongest slap-shot in the NHL, Nanceen Perry who has held the world record four times for the 200m, Michelle Freeman, the number one hurdler in the world, Chris Pronger, winner of the Norris and Hart Trophy, who plays with the St. Louis Blues hockey team, Dan Weinstein, who is the world champion medallist for short track speed skating, and Joe Nieuwendyk from the Dallas Stars Hockey team who won the Conn Smythe and Stanley Cup trophies. Charles Poliquin has also produced world championship medallists in bobsleigh, kayak, judo, powerlifting, biathlon, luge, alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, swimming, speed skating short track, figure skating, and speed skating long track.
Charles has also written over 500 articles for various Web sites, journals, bodybuilding and weightlifting magazines; such as, Ironman, Muscular Development and Muscle Media. Charles Poliquin has authored his own books as well as bringing cutting edge information as a contributor in others.
According to his official Web site, “Poliquin began coaching athletes while completing his graduate studies in Exercise Physiology in Canada, a career move that has resulted in hundreds of medals, wins and personal bests of many elite athletes. He is known worldwide for producing faster athletes. When a country wants a Gold medal, they come to Charles.”