When you’re in the gym, you want a productive training session.
You want to hit every target that you have laid out for you that day, and preferably a little bit more.
You want to leave the gym in a positive and energised state and looking forward to crushing it the next time you’re there.
Consistently good training will lead to consistently good results.
Would you like to have more of these training experiences?
Would you like an environment and an atmosphere that enables this type of training?
Do you feel like you’re missing out already?!
Here are 3 things that you may need:
1) An experienced coach
The piss poor technique you see in many gyms around the world never ceases to amaze me.
Poor technique not only increases the chance of you getting injured, but it also prevents you from lifting to your full strength capacity, due to inefficient movement.
The presence of an experienced coach during your training ensures that you’re lifting in a safe and productive manner, and the importance of this cannot be over-stressed – dangerous and unproductive lifting are 2 things that you will want to avoid during your entire training career.
They will know when you should be pushed and when you should take it easy, and a coach with solid experience writing and implementing training programmes will know which exercises to use, and at the right time, in order to turn you into a stronger, leaner and healthier trainee.
Do not underestimate the value in having an experienced coach as part of your training plan.
2) A team
Training alone is really not that great.
You have to motivate and push yourself, which can be almost as exhausting as your training itself.
Furthermore, you will solely be responsible for loading and unloading all the weights yourself, which can be a very tiresome and mundane task.
Finally, if you have a bad day, then you’re more likely to skip training.
And skipping training does not lead to anything positive.
What you need is a group of people around you.
A group of people with a wide range of strengths, some stronger than you who you will be forever chasing, and some weaker than you who are going to be hot on your tail, forcing you to keep pushing and to never skip training.
You need a group of people who will pick you up when you’re not feeling energised and you can be there for in return.
During moments when you want to give up and go home, when you no longer want to perform another rep, or when you no longer believe that you can – a group of people shouting strong words of encouragement and believing in you can be the difference between making it and failing.
The more frequently you make it, the more frequently you push harder than you’ve ever pushed and the more frequently you leave training sessions knowing that you had nothing more to give, then the stronger you’ll become.
You’ll build more muscle.
You’ll incinerate more fat.
You’ll become the best possible version of yourself in the shortest amount of time.
3) Unfamiliar equipment
Sure, barbells and dumbbells are great and have been doing their job appropriately for over 100 years, but there’s no harm in experimenting and introducing new and unfamiliar equipment to your training regime.
In fact, if it’s an awkward piece of equipment to use, then your body is going to be challenged in ways that it never has done before.
The reason why the exercise is so awkward is because it’s exposing weaknesses within your body.
Weaknesses, which addressed repeatedly, will disappear.
And when you banish a weak link, the whole chain becomes stronger.
What equipment am I talking about?
- Farmers walks
- Atlas stones
- Duck carries
Not only are these exercises phenomenal at making you stronger, but also they are immensely satisfying to perform.
Nothing screams ‘real life’ more than picking up 2 heavy handles and walking with them.
Why make the point about ‘real life’?
Well, the more you can relate to these exercises being performed in ‘real life’, the more apparent their effects will become as you get stronger in them and the faster you’ll benefit.
Where can you experience this training?
I do offer a number of training and nutrition services, but the one that covers all of the above points is my Saturday morning Strongman Class.
Every Sunday morning, my strongman classes are the most enjoyable and energetic group training sessions in London.
Held at Performance Pro gym (5 minutes from Oxford Circus), you will find yourself in a group training session like no other.
You will be presented with equipment that is unavailable and unheard of in regular commercial gyms, and put into a session that will challenge you in ways that you will not experience in your regular training.
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