Summer is here!!!

Hi All,

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.

  1. What is the age/fitness level of the person wanting the program?
  2. What has that person been doing recently in their training?
  3. Is the person coming off of an injury?
  4. Is there a previous injury that might limit what the person can do in their program?
  5. What facilities can they access for their training?
  6. Do they currently have any limiting factors in their flexibility/mobility/stability in their body?
  7. 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.

Happy training!

Coach G