Coaches Corner April 2018
This month of training is filled with hard single limb movements, exploring new movement planes and trying to strengthen existing. Some of these movements are more challenging then others, whenever you are confronted by a challenging or seemingly impossible exercise, there are a couple things that you should do.
First, leave your ego at the door. Things that challenge us are also the things that can facilitate the most change. Don’t let your ego get in the way of common sense, if you can not move correctly without load….THEN YOU SHOULD NOT LOAD THE EXERCISE. Secondly, do not get discouraged. Like I mentioned above, the hard things, are the things that reap the most reward. So when you are up against a challenge, (and not all challenges come wrapped up in a nice shiny package and are easy to view in the glorified light of personal growth) step up to the plate without any pre conceived notions of what you expect of yourself and try each rep with DELIBERATE practice and the rest will fall into place.
Showing up is the first step, but it will only get you so far. Showing up with the intention to improve will get you further. And showing up with the intention of using the time in the gym to deliberately practice all the things that are programed with honest attention and diligence will get you the farthest. I know from personal experience that this in and of itself is very difficult to do, but it is also the most rewarding. It overflows into everyday life, it benefits you, and it benefits those around you.
How you do anything, is how you do everything.