Philosophy of Training
The greatest question you can always ask is Why?
Why do I feel this way?
Why am I overweight?
Why am I eating this?
Why am I doing this?
Why is this normal’?
The first thing I always encourage with clients/athletes is to have an honest self-assesment. To become better at sport, lose weight, or gain muscle we must first declare a goal or what becoming better actually means. Then, how far away do we sit from that goal. Is it attainable? In how much time? Those are important questions, but the real question is are you willing? There is and will always be an excuse to not eat right, to not be present during the training session, to stay up late, to do the wrong thing…Are you willing to be consistent with changing bad behaviors, are you willing to be consistent with wanting change. As a coach I hope to keep you accountable, I hope there is always that thought in the back of your head…
Can you stop doing for them and do for you? Or do you want to be bound by their chains the rest of your life. Lead the way, don’t follow. If you follow the latest program out of a national magazine, you’ll look like every other person following that magazine. Light your individual fire.
In terms of programming I go through standard cycles depending on the client.
– 1 to 3 month (depending on history/status/sport) Foundational/Rehabilitative cycle (aerobic work, improve muscle imbalances, recovery)
– 1 month Strength cycle (focusing on structural strength)
– 1 month Power cycle (focusing on building the framework of your engine)
– 1 month Power-Endurance cycle (focusing on building the engine)
These cycles depend on the person but can be adapted to all.