Happy Days everyone, hope it's been a great end of May for you all. I know this week I was a bit delayed in giving you your weekly entertainment via this medium, but better late than never, right? Hope you all enjoy this bit and I look forward to any feedback provided.
Most of you reading this, are probably familiar with the above message when it comes to training. Akin to that is, training isn’t complicated, but that doesn’t mean it’s always going to be easy. There’s definitely a misconception out there that because a workout looks really simple, it won’t be hard or effective. More often than not, nothing could be further from the truth.
Most quality coaches out there will tell you they keep their programming simple for their clients. At the same time, those same type of coaches will have a line of clients that are ecstatic with their results after doing simple training for a few months. Like Coach Boone in Remember the Titans said “Give it time, it always works. ” I can personally tell you that I don’t toss in a ton of party tricks into my programs, but folks still leave with a sweat and a smile.
Here’s a spoiler, if you were to compare most clients’ first programs from me, there would be a ton of crossover. Really, the progressions that are made after that, aren’t other worldly. It’s just about putting in the correct amount of effort, doing it with good technique and being consistent. Not magic, not some complicated formula, very simple stuff, with good effort and technique.
Yes, I’ve blown the whole secret wide open…not really. This isn’t really a mystery to folks anymore, it’s just whether or not they can do it. So next time you or your training buddy looks at their program and says, this looks easy. Remember, if you're doing it right (and coached well) it won't be. That is what there is for you all today, I appreciate you reading and hope you have yourself a day & week!
Jarrod Dyke, CSCS