In a similar exercise, someone recently challenged me to sum up my 2020 goal into one word to which I came up with GROWTH
Impact (most important)
While gains have been made in most of these areas (its always a work in progress, right?), I realize that many folks who are reading all the content or watching the videos are missing one of, if not, the biggest messages: How can I help you?
Training Strategies to Maximize Performance
One of the biggest lessons in the last 5-6 years is that what athletes do away from the gym or training field has just as much (if not more) of an impact on performance or readiness to train. Not enough sleep or eating the wrong food can halt any possible gains in strength, speed or endurance that one aims for in training. That truth is what highlighted the need for a way to help athletes maximize their nutrition, recover and mental preparedness for their training and competitive routines. Thus, the 12 High Performance Habits was created!
Train with me ANYWHERE
TIME! The one thing we all wish we had more of. And, if we had more of it, we could train more, stay healthier throughout the season, maintain the progress we made in the off-season, and so many other things.
That's one of the biggest reasons I've started connecting with more and more athletes remotely. Because, chances are very likely you feel comfortable finding your way around the gym, but it's putting things in the right order or organizing the entire package is where you're losing progress.
By working with athletes from a distance, they save time by having a better, fully inclusive plan that maximizes the current routine. In the last 4-5 years of coaching athletes remotely, they have noticed a difference in the day-to-day readiness, quality of movement and consistency of performance.
Big road trip coming up?
We (the athlete and I) discuss a game plan to minimize cramping/tension and maximize recovery while on the road.
Stressful week with work or exams?
We adjust the routine so that you stay active enough to minimize stress and maximize your mental focus/energy.
Consistency is Key
Weekly "Strategy Sessions" and regular check in emails/texts keep us connected throughout the program. Even a quick heads up of "Hey, it's pouring down rain today." is enough to pivot the training focus for the day so it's not a missed opportunity.
Too many athletes think it's simple enough to "use the same program I had in high school" or "follow this program my friend did with his _____ team." But that program was not built for YOU or your routine. Nor is it flexible enough to change or adapt to your current status (fatigued, slight injury, increased stress, etc).
So, I'd encourage you to reach out if you're looking for some guidance on how to bridge the gap between how you're training and how you're performing. Together, we can create a strategy that will increase your training efficiency while saving you time and money.
Here are a few resources to share more information sharing some FAQ's benefits gained by other athletes and a few options outlining how we can work together.