Last week, the strength community experienced a huge loss with the passing of Charles Poliquin. Charles was a highly successful strength and conditioning coach. He was a thought-leader who introduced many novel training and nutrition concepts, like German Volume Training, German Body Composition methods, BioSignature and BioPrint hormonal profiling, tempo prescription, thick-grip training, meat and nuts breakfast, and the list goes on.
A no-nonsense approach was a large part of Poliquin's success. He did not pull any punches when he spoke. Charles had a plethora of one-liners that were harsh and to the point. Here are some of my favorites:
Charles was an instrumental figure in my career. My education skyrocketed once I met him. He hooked me up with some key people in the industry; he helped launch my writing career; his endorsements boosted sales; and his influence is evident in my material and how I train clients. I owe a large debt of gratitude to Charles Poliquin. He will be missed.
John Paul Catanzaro
Posted Oct 2, 2018