“You don’t let me get away with things like the others do!”
I’ve nothing much to say today except to blow my own trumpet. Because this was a lovely compliment (well, I took it as a compliment, anyway) I got from a couple of ladies the other day.
I had to step in when a Body Pump instructor couldn’t do their class. Now, I’ve no idea how to take a Body Pump class, so I didn’t even try to. Instead, I set up a simple weights circuit for everyone to do. So while the moves were not all that different from what they usually do, the way we did them obviously was!
It seems a couple of the fundimental ways things were different were:
- Correcting technique – I was able to point out some common errors and compensations and help them correct them. I got them to think:
“Do the easier version well, rather than the harder version shit“.
- Challenging their self imposed limits – At some point in the past they had told themselves that 2.5kg squats was enough and 5kg squats sounded a big number…so they never even tried! And no one had ever asked them to even try a little more.
So I’m happy that if nothing else, I did the above 2 things. Because if we are doing things well and we are working hard, I reckon we are 90% of the way there!
And as always, if you think I could coach you to be healthier, fitter and stronger, I am available for hire!