As a coach and an athlete, I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t tell you my honest opinion. Take these
notes with you and use them how you’d like. IF you really sincerely want to take your fitness to the next level, you’re going to have to do the following:
1. Be Coachable: I’ve been coached my entire life. From adolescent track & field to division 1 collegefootball. Along the way I encountered a lot of different coaching and athlete personalities. If there is one recurring theme in the athletes who see the most success, it’s being coachable. Being able to realize that the coach has their best interest in mind and is going to set forth a plan for them to reach their goals. When that realization occurs, magic happens.
2. Be Consistent: It’s no secret that consistency breeds results. This may sound like a broken record when it comes to health & fitness advice, but it’s true! I’m not sure if you are used to working out less than 3x each week, but ANY program is only as good as your compliance as an athlete. That means show up, and show up consistently. At Bluprint, this includes strength training, high intensity conditioning, endurance, focused skill work, and mobility. By missing focused days on any of the above, you are leaving results and gains on the table.
3. Follow The Program: Any sound program is going to involve well thought out workouts with an emphasis on moving better, getting stronger/faster, and being more efficient. This being said, that won’t happen overnight. It’s a compounding result that comes with sticking to a program for an effective amount of time. In our world, that usually means 8-12 weeks to assess if something is working or not.
4. Take Restoration Seriously: You’ve heard the saying, “there are multiple ways to skin a cat.” This is also true when it comes to gettingfitter. You can get stronger by gradually increasing the load, adding variety, increasing the range-of-motion in your joints, activating dormant muscles, etc. This list goes on and on and on. Point being, we as coaches can help pick out what’s going to be the most effective place to start. For most starting out, a good combination of mobility and learning to hit standards consistently will create the most improvement.
So, what’s the point?
Current Bluprint Athletes: Follow the 4 pieces of advise above and YOU WILL SUCCEED.
Future Bluprint Athletes & Others: Find a program that holds you accountable and cares about you as a person and you as an athlete.