Archive for July 24, 2011

Showing Up is Half the Battle

Posted in Random Thoughts, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized, Youth Training on July 24, 2011 by mboyle1959

I just re-realized something. I know re-realized is not a word but, I can’t think of another word. I was reading Larry Winget’s book  It’s Called Work for a Reason ( by the way, I love Larry Winget books) and it made me realize that showing up is half the battle in strength and conditioning. In our summer program ( and really in any program) the athletes who make progress are the ones who show up every day. This is one reason I really like a four day summer program. Forty workouts will be more productive than thirty workouts for a beginner. If you miss a day in a two day a week program, that is a big problem as you only have twenty workouts for the whole summer. Fifty percent of your work week was eliminated and five percent of the whole program is gone.

Bottom line, if you want to improve, show up. Don’t miss workouts. It goes back to the “training is like farming” analogy. You have to be working if you want things to happen. Don’t miss workouts!

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