Posts Tagged ‘learning’

The Internet is flooded with all types of training information., and some of it is good.

You can find all kinds of videos on just about any kind of exercise you can think of.

However, having access to all this information doesn’t mean a person will know the best ways to use it.

Just trying to copy someone else doing a lift is one thing, but actually knowing how to  train to get the maximum results for that lift is a whole different story.

Many can copy stuff, but few know how to effectively design a training program.

Program with basic movements, primarily, and use some variety in accessory work as needed. Implement change when it  is needed, not for entertaining your clients or trying to fool them into thinking you know what you are doing if you really don’t.

Remember, getting results for a brand new, untrained  person is easy; but getting ongoing results for a more experienced lifter is more difficult.

Think carefully when writing your training program, don’t just make stuff up and hope for the best.

 

 

 

Immunity to learning is a self-imposed curse.

When you stop learning, you are not going to progress any further.

The best athletes and coaches I know all have even better  coaches coaching them.

This takes humility and a hungry desire to achieve excellence.

Being “uncoachable” is very easy to spot in someone —

(Note:  I get rid of people like this as fast as possible at my gym)

  • They do not ask for corrections on their technique
  • When they get a correction anyhow, they just blow it off
  • They don’t value their coach’s knowledge or experience
  • They plateau regularly

Being the big fish in a little pond is nothing compared to being in the ocean where you are at the bottom of the food chain.

No one gives a rip what you did in high school (with terrible technique). You might have been a legend in your own mind back then. It doesn’t matter now that you’re several decades older.

For those who do want to continue to improve, there is a huge amount of credible information available. Don’t rely on the Internet alone for information, dig into great books about training.

No accomplished coach or athlete will ever tell you the journey will be easy or short.

It won’t be, but if you are fully committed to achieving excellence, you will find a way or make one.

Be at the Cave at 11:00 am this coming Saturday to learn from Don!

 

How about stronger hands, wrists, & forearms?

Or maybe improved midline stabilization?

Let’s not forget coordination, okay?

I can’t think of any, can you? Steel clubs & maces can help in all those areas.

Join us this coming Saturday at 11:00am at the Cave and learn from my coach, Don Giafardino.

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Voluntary ignorance is a choice, a very bad choice; yet, people make that bad choice every day.

Usually it is driven by ego, which is in turn driven by fear.

If you “freeze” and refuse to adapt, you get swallowed up in the backwash of those who were aware of the changes and took action, as they sweep right past you.

There are many example of this in life, but I will look at one glaring example, the world of fitness.

Let me differentiate between learning and implementing valid changes as opposed to chasing the next “shiny object” or fad.

People need to do their own research (social media is not research) and seek out the best training methods available. They should find the most qualified coaches around and learn from them.

It’s been said over the years that pride comes before a fall, and it is true.

Don’t let your ego get in the way of your progress!

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