TRAINING, OR ENTERTAINING???
I’m sure this is a topic/argument that will come up a lot in the fitness & coaching game.
Trainers like to slag each other off, under the false pretense that they are giving constructive criticism to a fellow coaches programming.
Believe me; this happens way more often than it should!
I should know… I do it… I often think I’m providing constructive criticism only to realise the other coach is nowhere near me, and I have never had the chance to question their reasoning.
Now as a client, this is where YOU need to take some responsibility, make sure you are being educated in the process of training.
This is where I will begin my ‘argument’. The amount of times people come to me – these are
friends of mine to by the way, and say ‘Sh*t man, have you been to #$%^$$##% over at
#$#%%$##%?! Dude, that guy F*cked me up. No joke, 45 minutes and I couldn’t move. We did
monkey bars, 100 pushups, snatches and 800m jogging for rounds. I couldn’t believe it.I have
never even completed 1 push up!’
Now that’s great, good for you pal. But guess what? Chances are you still haven’t completed a
successful push up, and now you can’t move for a week, so you won’t do anything till this time
So here is the issue, a lot of trainers panic and are terrified of losing clients if at any point they
feel clients aren’t enjoying a session. Guess what? Who gives a sh*t… Yes, training should be
fun. However, a coach is there to get results for the client – that is what they pay for isn’t it?
So be careful, running around like a chicken, picking your nose while standing one legged on a
swiss ball with a circus dumbbell twirling around in your spare hand may look awesome. Hell,
chances are it’s challenging as sh*t too. But what is it providing you? What benefits will YOU
(the client) see from ‘investing’ (wasting) 30-60 minutes of your time full of exercises of a
similar nature? Sweat? Major DOMS? $%#^$%# says it how athletes train? HA… Behave.
Whether you are a bodybuilder, strength competitor, or athlete you will see common
programming principles and exercises that are applied across the board.
These are the same principles that have stood the test of time. You think your coach is fussed about making every
session based on entertainment value? Or chasing and achieving results? If you are a paying
client, why would you expect any different? After all, looking or performing like the above is the
reason you hired someone, right?
So now a days, conjugated training systems are taking over linear periodisation (particularly
over the short term). Conjugated training includes raising all aspects of fitness slowly, but surely
throughout a set period. This is great for coaches who only have less than 6 months with a
client – now that doesn’t mean this type of method doesn’t have its place within a linear plan,
but that is a separate topic.
Right, so how do I programme for clients and athletes?
1) Needs analysis – background, sporting/goal demands, movement assessment. This will
form the basis for programme design
2) Avoid training accommodation while maintaining continuity – Make changes but stay on
3) Select the time frame and goal date – Consider the effects of training qualities on
another within a integrated programme
4) Work backwards
Now obviously more detail is needed, but if you are willing to do a bit of reading and apply
these 4 rules, I promise you…. Results will come much easier, with no need to entertain
yourselves or others.
Keep your exercises based on compound movements and their derivatives, again these have
stood the test of time, and will continue to do so.
Snatches, cleans, presses, squats, rows, chins, deadlifts, bench presses, running(not jogging),
sled pulls, and heavy carries will do more than enough. They are basic movements, which train
functionality and load the body the way it was designed too.
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I mean because positive thoughts become positive
actions and they become habits etc….
Or however it is written,
Perhaps you are stuck right now,
You want to make a change to your health
for whatever reason it is that’s your goal,
You do want to hit it right?
I could help you,
I have helped alot of fed up people in my time of
Exercise my friend is just a minor part of the long game
we had a discussion this morning about fluctuating weight
Lose a stone
gain it back
viscous cycle really
No long term changes to the way you are thinking about
Eating take aways, because it’s easier to do so than cook
yes we live in a busy society where we can’t seem to make
any time for our selfs
then we gain weight and do some crazy crash diet to
try and lose it
Stop that bull shit!
What’s more is that if you are training hours upon hours in the gym
and restricting your food intake
your heading for a meltdown
Your body Does Not change in the gym
It changes when you are fast asleep
and for that change to take place you need to eat food!
But we can get into that another email…….
Today’s action point for you to do is jump on our barbell booty
babes October intake!
it will help you finally achieve that goal
Our sessions have already started filling up for Ocotber
we literally can only take on 10 people at a time
This program is butt firming
and energy increasing!
Hope that makes sense haha
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Right that me done
James ” off to catch up on sleep” Bacon
ps >> did you know in January 90% of new gym users quit after 2 weeks
I say it’s the gyms fault! More on this tomorrow
Monday again dude
What did you do last week that made your life better
see what I used to do is dwell on what I did or
rather didn’t do last week
and Hoped for a better week ahead
But it doesn’t quite work like that I’m afraid
As the saying goes….
The pessimist complains about the wind
The optimist expects it to change
The realist adjust the sails
Which one are you?
That can pretty much tie in with your weight loss goals
You can complain about your current situation
pointing the finger at everyone else
you can expect it to change by not really taking the
right action to get you there
or you can adjust your current habits to make sure
you get the results you are after
See it’s pretty simple to see that we need to actually
make important changes to succeed.
You can start adjusting the sails right now
by filling in this short form
What you do now is directly
Going to impact your tomorrow
James “fill in the form” Bacon