It's important to realize that we are constantly taking in information through a "filter." We are making our best attempts to piece together billions of small bits of information and creating a distorted "best attempt." We need to be AWARE of that fact.
Progress comes with adaptation. Adaptation is quite often painful and uncomfortable, mentally and physically! Correcting movement, lifestyle habits, and increasing training volume all aid in the progress clients are looking for, but dialing in mindset will lead to harder work ethic and improved behaviors OUTSIDE the gym. The correct mindset will help change the perception of pain and the uncomfortable feelings that come with change and lead your clients down the path of progress.
It’s pretty commonplace to hear that the knees traveling over the toes in the squat is dangerous for the knees and can lead to frequent nagging pain. After looking into what actually happens at the knee joint we were able to debunk this misconception. Healthy athletes can perform the squat to full depth without worrying about hurting their knees given proper training methods.
ATHLETE PERFORMANCE VS. GYM PERFORMANCE
Oftentimes we see evidence that coaches believe the number on the bar or weight lifted is the biggest dictator of an athletes success and performance. We are here to argue that point.
Instead we are focused on posture, position, and learning how to create speed throughout the lifts. Compensatory acceleration training refers to minimizing the turnover time from eccentric to concentric while continually gaining speed as leverage favors the athlete.
Specializing in sport is a double-edged sword. Your athlete will be able to fine-tune the small nuances of technical skill, but at the cost of diversity in demands and performance. Without proper recovery and physical training regimes to counteract the repeated demands of the chosen sport, your athletes are at high risk for injury.
When you are not harping technique it is time to shut up and listen. Let your clients tell you how they feel. Empower them to communicate by asking strong open-ended questions and then actually listen to their response and jot it down after the session. You will be able to draw on this information later and it will probably help you more than you think. Bringing up a topic that was important to the client a session or two down the road will show them that you are listening and care about what they are saying.
There is way too much noise out in the nutrition and exercise world. You can't turn a corner these days without hearing and seeing the latest greatest thing everyone must do or they'll die.
I'm going to dive into 7 of the most common myths out there and provide some common sense answers to approaching them. Enjoy!
We love to program Reverse Hyper extensions and many of our remote clients don’t have access to a reverse hyper... here is a unique way to get it done with equipment that you typically have in your globo or garage gym and the key benefits of this movement.
Adding a pause to the squat not only increases difficulty & time under tension but comes with other benefits as well. Continue reading to learn more!
Progress can not be seen on a day-to-day basis. But, progress is attained with day-to-day effort. Self-improvement must be a conscious part of your daily actions because it is cumulative. The things you do each day will build upon each other to make you who you are. This cumulative process can either be positive or negative, but that is up to you and what you choose to do.