As coaches, we know that getting buy-in, or adherence from clients is key to bringing consistent results over both the short and the long term. In conversations with mentorship clients it's something that often comes up "how can I make my clients more consistent?".
The truth is, we can't "make" our clients do anything.
The goal here is to facilitate behaviour change to the point where your clients want to be consistent for their own intrinsic reasons.
I use the TrueCoach...
Over the past decade of being in/around the fitness and performance realm there’s been a real growth in coaches/trainers, course providers and figureheads in the industry assigning the term ‘Evidence-Based’ to their coaching practice - but what is it?
“denoting an approach to medicine, education, and other disciplines that emphasizes the practical application of the findings of the best available current research.”
Undoubtedly, one of the best ways to instantly improve your WOD performance is to address the most important aspect of performance – breathing.
“Learning to breathe correctly is key to unlocking higher levels of performance no matter your sport”
The majority of individuals I work with through online coaching come to me with some general concepts of breathing. I often find these concepts are used in an inappropriate way or at suboptimal times during...
If you’ve been around coaching/fitness/performance for some time you’ll have seen multitudes of buzzwords come and go, everything from ‘functional’, ‘CNS fatigue’, ‘neuroplasticity’ and more. Often these terms are used to create authority via confusion, with no real understanding of the meaning of the term, nor it’s real-world application.
Movement Variaiblity is just one in a long-line of those things - so what is it?
In today’s age of the quick fix, everyone seems to be searching for that magic bullet or “one weird trick” that will get them to the next level of performance.
The truth is - there are no shortcuts.
I’m a firm believer in the need for an individual and integrated approach to training (so much so I named my company ‘Integrated Performance’). I liken this approach to that of a sniper rifle, much more accurate and precise to specific areas that you want to...
Hiring the right online coach can make the difference between your success and failure. The difference between enjoying the process, seeing consistent results, feeling supported and engaged or feeling like you’re spinning your wheels and not really going anywhere.
With that in mind, it’s a pretty important decision!
Having a broad understanding of the concepts behind learning and education is important when it comes to your ongoing development as a coach and trainer, to help self-identify areas you need to refine and develop in order to continue improving.
Explicit - learning WHAT information you need to recall/regurgitate/reference
Implicit - HOW to implement that information in a meaningful way for your clients
Tacit - WHY that application of that information works, or...
A challenge that’s faced by many coaches, is that of being as efficient as possible when it comes to creating programs for their clients. It’s a factor that comes up a lot in conversations I have with other coaches and often people are looking for some insight into some ‘hacks’ or ‘tips’.
I’m a strong believer that before we look to create efficiency we need to FIRST look to improve two things:
Efficacy of the program design
The simplicity of your...