Slow & steady, the road to progress
Slow & steady, how many times have you heard that?
In hindsight, such a wonderful thing, I am so glad I have been here before, the reason most of us rock up to the SFG Instructor Certificate over-trained and a physical wreck is for 1 of 2 things:
a) Leaving our prep too late. i.e. not giving THE CERTIFICATION the respect and priority it needs and deserves, only to rush at the end to get it all in.
b) Jumping out the gate too quickly and moving forward too fast.
So easy to do.This series of blog posts is here to help you roll up to the StrongFirst Instructor Certificate ready to rock!
My coach CT pulled me to one side this week and said, “No hurry, 17 weeks to go mate.” and those words are exactly what I would say to a student of mine, but when we coach ourselves, we tend NOT to do what we would advise others to do, e.g. Slow n steady!
It came about when I grabbed a 28kg bell for the 1 arm swings. (See LAST WEEK’S POST re: the training for this week) and he’s right. I have 17 weeks to prepare, why rush? I put back the 28kg bell and grabbed a 24kg bell, did 10 reps , 5 left 5 right, every minute on the minute (EMOM) for 10 minutes. Easy! Strong! Powerful! I feel fresh! Exactly the outcome you want!
“Slow & Steady” If in 17 weeks I am swinging a 32kg bell 1 arm for multiple sets for 10 reps EMOM with the same or similar exertion, I’m sweet. Why rush that?
Slow & steady progress is still progress.
Little and often over the long haul – Dan John
Get a coach!
That is exactly the reason we need a coach. I grabbed the 28kg out of enthusiasm. I can do the 28kg bell quite easily, but as CT said “Why?” and if I were coaching someone, that would have been my question as well, “Why?”
When we coach ourselves, we don’t think like a coach. We think with “Yeah, I can do this” and that is not always best. What you “can do” and what you “should do” might be 2 different things. Thanks CT.
A coach is there to:
- Keep you accountable
- Pick up on technique errors and correct accordingly
- Look at your training un-emotionally and keep you grounded. e.g. Slow & steady
- Give you feedback, adjust the route when necessary and make you stay the course
just to mention a few.
A man who coaches himself has a fool for a client – unknown
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World Class Coaching.
Next, StrongFirst Workshop. Master SFG Shaun Cairns will be running the 8 hour kettlebell workshop at Mojo Strength. I am so looking forward to this. 8 hours of world class coaching from the industry’s best.
Join me and see what all the fuss is about.
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The question, do you want to be the best you can be? I know I do!
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Slow n steady! Start easy, progress slowly.
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Peter Bolsius SFG1 Owner & Founder Mojo Strength Sydney
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