Charles Poliquin Dead: ‘Strength Sensai’ Dies at 57

Charles Poliquin Dead

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Charles Poliquin, the “Strength Sensai,” has died at the age of 57. Poliquin’s death was announced in a post on his Facebook page on September 27. The post read, “It is with a heavy heart that the Poliquin family from Ottawa announces the sudden passing of their brother Charles, a strength trainer much esteemed in his community. He was 57 years old. He leaves behind his daughter Krystal, his brother Michel, Daniel and Louis, his beloved sisters, Isabelle and Stephanie as well as a countless number of friends. A celebration of his life will take place. Details on the event will be shared in the next few days.” Charles Poliquin’s cause of death has not been made public.


Poliquin Certified Strength Coaches in 50 Different Countries

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According to his official website, Poliquin began training while he was a graduate student in his native Ottawa during the 1980’s. Poliquin was a pioneer of German Volume Training. In 2001, he founded the Poliquin Performance Center in Phoenix in 2001 and the Poliquin Strength Institute in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, in 2009. Poliquin left his eponymous brand in September 2013 to set up a new brand, Strength Sensai. Poliquin was a regular contributor to Testosterone Magazine. A tribute feature on Poliquin that was published on the website referred to Poliquin as “wildly unconventional” and “wildly iconoclastic.”

In 2006, Poliquin launched his own nutrition supplement line. In an interview, Poliquin said that he became an advocate for liquid post-workout nutrition after working with the East German rowing team in the 1980s. Poliquin’s bio says that he has certified strength coaches in 50 countries.


Poliquin Trained World Record Holding Athletes, NFL Players & NHL Teams

CHARLES R. POLIQUIN – STRENGTH SENSEI PART 1/2 | London RealReConnect WORLD PREMIERE Tickets: https://londonreal.link/reconnect FREE ACADEMY STARTER SERIES: https://londonreal.link/academy/ Book a Free 1:1 Coaching Call: https://londonreal.link/call NEW MASTERCLASS EACH WEEK: http://londonreal.tv/masterclass-yt Charles R. Poliquin – Strength Sensei Part 1/2 FREE FULL EPISODE: https://londonreal.tv/e/charles-poliquin/ SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToLondonReal Charles R. Poliquin is a world renowned strength coach who has trained over 800 olympic athletes across 23 different events, as well as professionals in the NHL, NFL, NBA and in soccer. He has been teaching for over 40 years and many consider him to be the most successful strength coach ever. Charles is a expert in muscle growth, strength, sports performance, and coined the phrase "the myth of discipline." He is the author of 14 books, has written over 2,000 articles, and is featured in an entire chapter of Tim Ferriss' NY Times Best seller “TOOLS OF TITANS.” Chapters: 00:00 Trailer. 02:35 Brian’s thoughts on the episode. 04:32 Brian’s introduction. 05:10 Biggest issue against strength training in Britain is its mainstream media and free healthcare. 07:14 Earn your carbs and having penis skin on your arms. 15:24 Eat according to your genes. 17:00 Charles’ advice to sports people about what to eat. 21:30 People who choose veganism have lower IQs and those on vegan diets lower their IQs. 24:57 Charles’ advice to Brian on his challenge to run an Ironman race on a plant-based diet. 33:04 The myth of discipline and how Charles became interested in strength training. 48:35 How and why he started coaching at 17 years old. 53:24 What it was like being a pioneer of strength coaching in the 1980s. 59:19 Dorian Yates training method. 1:06:24 What Charles does initially with an unsuccessful Olympian athlete. 1:07:39 The five elements in relation to strength training. 1:19:19 Performance enhancing drug use in Russia and elsewhere, its effect on sport and the Olympics. 1:37:19 Charles’ views on the UFC and drug taking amongst athletes in other sports. 1:45:46 The future in strength coaching. 1:48:46 Why and how he uses his wealth to support athletes and causes. 1:58:13 Charles advice to aspiring successful strength coaches. 2:07:25 The growth mindset, why he wants Jo Average to know what he knows about Olympic athletes. 2:13:35 A life not examined is a life not worth living. 2:14:30 Success secrets. 2:15:16 Where and how Charles trains, attends brain picking sessions and makes every day count. 2:30:37 Best and worst days of his life. 2:36:15 What scares him. 2:37:21 What he is most proud of. 2:38:38 What keeps him awake at night. 2:39:16 The most influential person in his life. 2:42:35 Why Charles likes to coach wrestlers. 2:45:58 Advice to the 20-year old Charles R. Poliquin 2:47:49 Best advice ever received. 2:48:43 Advice to the 20-year old watching on how they can improve their life. 2:51:08 You never tell someone they are good, you only reward effort. 2:54:37 Brian’s thanks. Notes: Strength Sensei website https://www.strengthsensei.com/charles-r-poliquin/ Charles R. Poliquin on Twitter https://twitter.com/StrengthSensei Strength Sensei on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6VnjtJ6vmAK1swqHFjusjA Strength Sensei on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/strengthsensei1/?hl=en Charles R. Poliquin on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/strengthsensei/ FULL NOTES: https://londonreal.tv/e/charles-poliquin/ Watch the FULL EPISODE: https://londonreal.tv/e/charles-poliquin/ London Real Academy: BUSINESS ACCELERATOR: https://londonreal.tv/biz LIFE ACCELERATOR: https://londonreal.tv/life BROADCAST YOURSELF: https://londonreal.tv/by SPEAK TO INSPIRE: https://londonreal.tv/inspire #LondonReal #Motivation2018-03-25T09:00:05.000Z

Among those trained by Poliquin are David Boston, former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver, NHL stars, Al MacInnis, Chris Pronger and Joe Nieuwendyk, as well as world record holding hurdler Nanceen Perry. On his website, Poliquin says that he has also trained the New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils and Ottawa Senators’ NHL teams. MacInnis is quoted on Poliquin’s website as saying, “I have under Charles’s guidance for the last four years, under which I have been selected to two Olympic teams and won the Norris Trophy for best defenseman in the league. Charles’s training system emphasizes quality, not quantity of training. His methods give me the endurance to play over 30 minutes a game when needed, and the power to have the strongest slap-shot in the N.H.L. year after year.”


Poliquin Taught Himself English

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Poliquin wrote on his website bio that he was a French-Canadian Catholic who was forced to go to church at 14. He said that at 15 he “decided that I had heard enough of the boring parochial stories and I walked straight past the church to the library where I first heard my calling to learn kinesiology, the study of the body in motion.” Poliquin went on to say that his karate sensei told him to read about strength and conditioning coaching. Incidentally, Poliquin was the youngest black belt in Canadian history. Poliquin says he soon read everything that had been written in French so he read English-language books with a French-English dictionary close by. He jokes, “I actually learned to say “Does pronation increase brachialis recruitment?” before I learned how to say “Where is the bathroom?” in English.” Poliquin also wrote that he took great inspiration from a Bruce Lee quote, “Use what is useful, reject was is not,” in reference to seeking a “magical program” for training.

The Testosterone tribute article says that Poliquin was inspired to go into strength coaching after seeing the 1975 Charles Bronson movie, Hard Times.


A Final Message on His Twitter Page Said, ‘No Pissing, No Moaning’

Poliquin wrote in his Twitter bio, “I turn athletes into Olympic gold medalists.I’ve trained medalists in 22 sports and helped thousands reach their fitness goals.” A tweet was posted on Poliquin’s page following the news of his death, “Coach Poliquin Taught Us Many Great Lessons. One Of Them Was That With Each End, Comes A New Beginning. Today, The Angels Will Get JACKED! I’ll Leave You With This Lesson He Would Like All Of You To Remember Him By. He Lived His Life By It.” That tweet was accompanied with his mantra, “No Pissing, No Moaning!”

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