Matraville Trainer Explains Strength Training Progress: It’s about Performance, Not Someone Else’s Body!
A change in mind frame you can improve your strength training workout. If you keep looking and comparing your own body to someone else, you are setting yourself up for failure. Period!
We are so body conscious. Yes – I am very guilty of it too. However, as I’ve aged I’m more concerned with my performance than what I look like. Don’t get me wrong, I still want to be proud to take off my shirt, who doesn’t? But this shouldn’t be what it’s about.
Strength Training Instructors Should Teach Performance Based Mentality
If you complete strength training workouts with a performance based mentality, you will be much less frustrated and much happier. Why? Because performance is concrete! It’s easily measurable.
If you did 5 reps with 100kgs last week and 6 reps this week, then that’s progress. If you are pressing 24kg kettlebells this month and were pressing 20s last month, that’s progress.
Comparing Progress in Strength Training Programs
For professional strength trainers, it’s about performance – not someone else’s body!
If Jennifer’s butt looks great this month and yours doesn’t look the same,
what was it like last month? How do you compare?
If Dave’s arms are ripping his shirt and yours aren’t, what are your arms like compared to his last week? What are his like compared to yours last week? (Fuck that!)
I know – if a guy I train at the Alpha Male Project can do 5 sets of 10 dips with bodyweight this week and in 6 months he works up to doing 5 sets of 10 with a 24kg kettlebell hanging from his waist through a strength training program, his upper body will be bigger and harder.
If a gal I coach at the Alpha Female Project can swing a 12kg kettlebell for sets of 10 this week and in 6 months she can swing a 24 for the same reps through strength training progress, her butt will be much tighter and harder. (read MUCH tighter and harder)
However, if you swing a 12 kg kettlebell this week and in 6 months you are still swinging a 12 kg kettlebell, what do you really think is going to happen? Not much!
Set Realistic and Measurable Strength Training Goals
Here’s one: If you want to lose your “Tuckshop arms” get really good at Push-ups. I mean “Really good!” Go from 5 reps to 50. If you can get 50 good, proper, full-body push-ups, then “Tuckshop arms” won’t be a problem. Do you have any questions?
You can’t get better at every training session, but you can improve on every cycle. That’s comparable, that’s concrete… Unlike Jennifer’s arse!
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Thanks for reading.
Peter Bolsius SFG1
Owner & Founder Mojo Strength Sydney & The Alpha Project
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