As strength coaches and personal trainers getting results with every athlete and client is our job. Luckily for us, a proper training program works. So results should be easy. Shouldn’t it?
Having a system is extremely vital to the success of every client. Webster defines a system as an organized set of doctrines, ideas, or principles usually intended to explain the arrangement or working of a systematic whole. Being able to implement a system of training that’s reproducible to clients and athletes alike is the key to future success.
But training is supposed to be specific to the person? Yes, but not really. There is a Buddhist quote that says “in the beginners mind there are many choices, in the experts mind there are few”. There are only a few ways that we do pushing exercises, pulling exercises, sprint development exercises, etc. Trying to reinvent the wheel is a really bad idea… Putting wrinkles in the way we do things as strength coach’s is what makes each individual coach unique. Having a training system is what makes the repeat-ability of results much higher for every athlete, client, or team that you as a strength coach will train. There’s definitely not a one size fits all program, but having a system in place we will make sure we’re checking all of our training boxes each time we train our athletes. As much as strength coaches harp on periodization of programs, most coaches are still looking for a system that fits their athletes. Find a system, believe in it, and implement it. Train inspired!