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Why You’re Not As Strong As You Think You Are

If you ask most people why they’re not as strong as they think they are, they’ll tell you it’s because they’re lacking in one…something..(mental? physical? spiritual?). While there’s plenty of truth to that saying, most individuals tend to think it’s an external attribute and that’s exactly the problem. What you’ll find though, is that the strength to overcome all obstacles comes from within and not from an external force (e.g., a coach or organization).

When challenged in one arena a little too much you need an outlet…a place to release all those negative emotions. What one does isn’t so different from the way another might handle his or her own inner turmoil or feelings: they get some space, seek support to let these things go, and then they get right back to work. A personal trainer can be just as useful for helping us overcome the physical struggles of the week in our everyday lives because they can help us to rewire ourselves from the inside out.

So How Do We Work Out Like A Personal Trainer?

First of all, keep in mind that if we’re not trained in the proper form and technique of a personal trainer, this technique can be dangerous to both us and our client(s). The key is to follow the principles of fitness: the fitness model and the fitness model. If we don’t know how to properly train as a personal trainer how can we ask them to teach us?

Training in the “form” of a trainer is similar to training in any other form and is really just the physical repetition of an instructor’s techniques. It is vital to get used to the feeling that your body is moving as you exercise but we have to keep a balance and do it in a proper fashion. I would recommend the “four principles” of training for all our clients and then keep using them as a guide to help teach your client what they’re doing.

• “Form” is how a trainer moves his or her equipment/body. For instance, a personal trainer needs a strong core to perform the following exercises correctly. To properly train a client the proper form for each individual exercise and technique is not just a form of strength; it’s also about balance and coordination. • “Function” is how the body uses energy during an exercise. Some examples would be the amount of energy you have to push against during a deadlift, the amount of energy you need for a push-up, or whether someone is going to be able to perform their movement. • “Techniques” is the way that each movement is performed correctly. This is where many of our clients struggle. Most of the time we want them to start with the easiest movement and then work up as they progress. The problem with doing this is your body will just never be able to achieve optimum movement and strength. For example, if you do 100 push-ups and only do 100, you may only be able to do 40 of them. • Finally it’s important to get into the mindset of “what do I feel?” The best way to achieve this is by having your client take a practice run with you and then repeat with their partner. Don’t worry, there won’t be a big competition at the end of the training session either.