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MONDAY MOTIVATION 51 – Do what your coach says!

First, my apologies for not posting a MM video last week! If you subscribe to our youtube channel, I have been on a mission to post a Monday Motivation video every week for the past year and I was two weeks short of hitting my goal and I mind blanked on Labor Day and spent the day relaxing and forgot to post a video! SORRY!

But I am back on track now!

So this week I am talking about hiring a good coach (even if it isn’t me) and more importantly, doing what your coach tells you to do! Listen, I am the king of over training, and I learned the hard way a few years ago with a major injury that took me a year to get over and come back from and I am still dealing with the pain to this day and probably will be for life, and now I am recovering from another training injury after not taking enough time off after my last competition. How many times do I have to learn this lesson?! Really I love training that much, the endorphins I feel pulsing through me and the feeling of being out of breath and drenched in sweat, I love it, I love it so much that I am willing to sacrifice my health to feel it. And I also fall victim to the psychological effect of guilt and feeling guilty if I don’t put in a workout, and not just a workout, a tough workout, every day. Years ago I reserved Sunday for recovery and I still do, but I need to go easier a couple days a week and focus on recovery and stretching and mobility and core strengthening, which I don’t mind doing, but there are only so many hours in the day.

My first kettlebell coach recognized my psychosis and overtraining, he yelled at me all the time and I didn’t listen, and I got injured. My next coach has almost encouraged over training through high volume kettlebell training and massive loads of cardio. But I think the program I am on now fits my schedule and my training more and limits me from too much work but also allows me some freedom on my off days for some fun stuff. But as always I have to vigilant with stretching and mobility and core work.

Anyways, the point of all this is to do what your coach tells you to do! No more! No less! Your coach knows what they are doing and they know to push you just enough, a little harder than you would push yourself but not so much you will get injured. Your coach gives you programming that gives you what you like and what you need, no more, no less. So please, get yourself a good coach, and do what they say! And if you want more, tell your coach you want more, if you are feeling burned out or are worried about a possible injury, tell them. A good coach will always have your best interest in mind because when you succeed they succeed.

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Doug

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