I have been patiently waiting for the opportunity to some how work Batman into one of my podcast topics. So here your are Ladies and Gentlemen, a lesson from Adam West on how you can’t have the good without the bad.
We have all done it; waited till the last minute before a big test or exam and tried to cram in an all nighter to pass. I use the term learn loosely because we know that never happens. We might do well on the test, even get an A since it’s all fresh in our head but do you really “learn” the info? By learn I mean, absorb, understand and remember it? Enough so we can take action or put it to good use in the future?
If you are like 99% of the population the answer is no.
I love the BOSU Trainer, it is a tool that allows me to challenge balance for a large variety of clients and goals at what ever level they are at. The BOSU is an amazing tool to challenge neuromuscular communication, core stability and proprioceptive awareness. Check out one of my favorite exercises using the BOSU Balance Trainer.
In the Movement Debriefing series of videos we use the Coaches Eye app to help take complex and complicated movement patterns and break them down into manageable and understandable segments with the use of great visual aids. This video will take us through a very common fault in most deep squatters. This video is two of two that will answer the question “can the knee track over the toe in a lunge?
I love the TRX Suspension Trainer, it is a tool that allows me to train an infinite variety of clients and goals using a massive library of exercises. The Suspension Trainer is an amazing tool to train, static strength, mobility, balance and core stability all in three dimensions. This is one of my favorite exercises using the TRX Suspension Trainer.
For info on Suspension and Rip Training directly from the source check out TRXtraining.com
I purchased my fist cell phone at 18 years old in 2000. A basic quasi-flip with a number pad, talk, end and menu buttons. These were simple phones that were built and intended for one function, to make and revive phone calls. No texting, email or apps (but If your phone had the game Snake on it, you were a baller).
With each new phone I purchased over the years the number of features and functions increased and for each came a new button. When texting became popular full key pads were put on phones. As phones got “smarter” navigation buttons were added to the mix. I vividly remember thinking while using my Palm Centro, “if it only had a few more buttons it would be easier to use”. If you were to ask most people during that period of budding multipurpose phones what would make them easier to use the answer would often call for added buttons
So what did Apple do to revoluntize the cell phone industry?
Got rid all of the buttons except for one.
I guarantee you any focus group before the launch of the iPhone would have suggested more buttons not less. Not because people actually wanted more buttons but because that’s all they knew.
Apple had the vision, experience and confidence to show people a new way. They introduced people to something they wanted even though they didn’t realize it.
Many of us have trouble seeing new possibilities, it is challenging for us to see past what is to what could be.
Fitness is no different.
Clients and members often tell us what they want in a workout or training program not because that is what they know or have heard/read.
I think the iPhone is a great lesson that people just want something that works great. Apple decided less buttons would enhance the user expereince and get results which is why everybody fell in love with it. In fitness and training if we can show people results they will not care the path we take to get there. The challenge presents itself at the beginning where we ask for their trust as we show them the path.
I believe as fitness prfessionals we know the best way to get people from A to B and like Apple it is ok for us to stand up and say, “I know you think you want more buttons but let me show you a world with only one”. We have to have the knowledge and confidence to be the visionaries to show people a way they could not have imagined to achieving their goals.
White board workouts are short and simple videos that help you implement great group workouts using the Ignite Performance Training methodology. These videos will give you a brief into to the goals and challenges of the workout and explain the very easy to use format. The formats are easy to plug your own exercises into and are great for trying to coach and connect with a group of any size. Casey will give a verbal explanation of each performance based exercises providing the workout written on a whiteboard for a visual reference.
Click here to get access to each months Insiders Whiteboard Workout complete with videos of the exercises.
In the Movement Debriefing series of videos we use the Coaches Eye app to help take complex and complicated movement patterns and break them down into manageable and understandable segments with the use of great visual aids. This video will take us through a very common fault in most deep squatters. This video is one of two that will answer the question “can the knee track over the toe in a lunge?