Track and field season is done and summer is here and I am ready to start sharing my findings in the health and fitness world with my readers. Thanks for taking a look at what I have to share and please pass it along to anyone who you think might benefit from it.
In the last few months I also developed 5 different programs for the students in my classes so that they would have a variety of options to choose from in their training. This took a great deal of time and effort and I learned a great deal in the process.
The top program of choice, amongst the students, was a modified version of Joe DeFranco’s Built Like a Badass. (Thanks Joe for letting me share this with the students.) The 2nd most popular was a Spring training program that I designed for athletes getting ready for their summer sports.
There have been many times in the last few months where I have been asked do you have a program for this sport or do you have a program for that sport and I would like to take this entry to address some of the things that I consider when I am asked that question.
- What is the age/fitness level of the person wanting the program?
- What has that person been doing recently in their training?
- Is the person coming off of an injury?
- Is there a previous injury that might limit what the person can do in their program?
- What facilities can they access for their training?
- Do they currently have any limiting factors in their flexibility/mobility/stability in their body?
- How many days a week do they want to train and how much time per workout.So, what might appear to be a simple question about training, actually leads me to many more questions that I ask myself. Designing programs is an art and I would encourage you to know the source of your program if you are looking for a new one. Take the time to look into it for your Self. You are worth it.