A little insight from Coach Chris..
I was once described by a coach much greater than myself as having a Ferrari engine in a metro shell.
It was a bit of an insult, but it’s true.
What the hell was he on about!?
He meant I have the muscles to produce lots of power and strength, much like a Ferrari engine. Unfortunately these muscles are used with inadequate movement patterns and are supported by tendons and joints that are not up to the job of harnessing this power, much like a metro shell wouldn’t be up to the job.
It means I regularly get injured as I lack the control and support that I need.
For years I ignored the basics as many guys do, I didn’t know or understand them. I thought I knew everything and so did the other guys I trained with, all we cared about was putting weight on the bar. Letting form slide, and laughing off indications that the wheels were coming off.
How times have Changed
I’m paying the price constantly trying to prevent and fix injuries that have been years in the making, making sure I cover all the basics I’ve been lacking.
Trying to master efficient movement, using all the right muscles, and strengthen all the supporting areas that I didn’t care or know about before.
Not to mention spending years learning everything I didn’t know, and the realisation that I will always continue learning but can always know more.
Most importantly I have learnt from my mistakes, and as a coach I will never ever make these mistakes with anyone I work with.
This is my integrity and it’s something that won’t let me down, if you don’t want to work on mastering the fundamentals so you can keep doing this forever, then I’m not the coach for you.
P.S - If you do want to do this forever, you’re gonna need to know what you’re doing, or work with someone who does - Get in touch.
You want to LOSE FAT, get stronger, faster, and build muscle. So you keep training harder and harder.
The problem is that all these adaptations happen away from the gym.
When you train, you create a demand for your body to adapt to a stimulus, bringing about
improvements to make that exercise easier next time. Sure, these adaptations wouldn’t happen
without the exercise in the first place. But it is the recovery process that determines the speed and
magnitude of the adaptations.
What this means...
You need to train hard to create greater potential for adaptations to occur, but recover harder in
order to give your body the best chance to make the necessary changes.
So how do we do that...
Make sure your nutrition is supporting the process – Protein, vegetables, fats AND carbs.
Give your body enough time to recover between sessions.
Get enough sleep. 7+ Hours.
Periodise your training appropriately, and train optimally not maximally.
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P.S - Athletes can train harder and more frequently than us general folk, for no reason other than the fact
they recover a lot harder.
who is this for?
Educational blogs for all who want to enhance their fitness Journey.