The purpose of a trainer is to provide the athlete with the necessary tools to improve his/her performance. A trainer’s goal is to create an environment where an athlete acquires effective behavior rapidly. During training, a trainer must make it a priority to create opportunities to expose a particular weakness and enhance physical/mental strength in their athlete. Since you (the athlete) is the one performing, their job (the trainer’s) is to increase your ability to make fast and effective decisions under stress. NOT to make the decisions for you.
I have trained people with various goals. From getting into a wedding gown or losing the baby weight to winning the UFC world championship belt or jiu jitsu/boxing world title, there’s not much difference in the type of exercises one’s performing.
It’s the strength and intensity that separates a professional athlete from a regular person.
This blog is mostly for athletes, however, anyone can benefit from it in every aspect of their life.
In athleticism (and not only), the purpose of training is to improve one’s skills. After a training period, in order to reach their highest potential, athletes are putting themselves in a special setting called “competition”.
A lot has happened since my last blog, I took a slight step back to evaluate what was going on with me, on all levels. This whole year has been an eye opening experience, in both positive and negative ways. I know I am a true sportsman in both victory and loss. I take a defeat and use it to build myself stronger, never allowing myself to make that mistake again.
It is very important how one enters and conducts him/herself during their training session. Your performance will be directly proportional to your mental ability to manage your own resources. As you probably heard before, you are using only 10% of your brain capacity and believe it or not, since your body is the machine and your mind is the driver, you are using only 40% of your physical abilities.