My name is Jarrod Dyke, and I am a nobody, but that does not make me wrong in what I'm going to say.
Haven't written one of these in awhile, and was going to restart this thing with some stuff about training athletes and how it applies to my favorite pass time. This feels like something that needs to be put into the ether first.
We have power to change our industry, and it starts with not pedaling those that have chosen to be less than stellar people, just to stay relevant, some even got to be ‘a name’ by being the biggest asshat versions of themselves.
At what point do we stop giving coaches a free pass for being & doing this, just for the sake of open exploration, or whatever colorful bullshit term we want to put to it?
To me it’s no longer enough to just not be a jerk. You have to speak out about these coaches that are out there. Is whatever minute bit of information really worth letting the super jerks of the industry remain on the their pedestal without being called out? Especially if they’re only remaining there because they are jerks or controversial?
Does it really need to take someone getting the level of Greg Glassman for us to call someone out and say no that’s not alright and I’m not having it?
I’m not having it anymore, where abusing your partner is given a pass because you WERE a good coach. I’m not having it anymore where assaulting women because you’re a ‘name’ and you think you’re untouchable, is given a pass. Their knowledge, which is likely just repeat information from somewhere else, is not worth that much.
Let the asses of the industry work with their likes or folks that have lost their morals, I can’t stand by any more though. I can get the information elsewhere without having to let a piece of me eat away.
Thanks to anyone that read this, I'll try for something more productive soon.
Jarrod Dyke, CSCS