In the fitness world, as in life, we have many lessons to learn. Below are 7 pieces of advise Adrian (PT from Australia) wish he had known when he had graduated.
1) Train Hard = Recover harder
Hard training leaves a tremendous toll on the body. Remember to recover just as hard. Gains are made through rest and recovery, making this a priority will help you increase your gains. Stretching, foam rolling, trigger point spiky balls, massages and ice baths make sure you recover better in time for your next training session.
2) No-one is born with the knowledge, everyone learns in their own way at their own pace
This helped me learn a variety of different ways to teach my clients, by utilizing different learning tools to aid in my style of learning, from Visual, Audio, Kinaesthetic or a combination of all three. Learning about how to pass on the knowledge in different ways increases both my knowledge and ability to contaminate to my clients.
3) I find the simplest advice is often the best
Keeping it simple is often the best way to go, the best two nutritional tips I have found successful with most of my clients is to drink 3 liters of water daily and to chew your food until it is a liquid (both will help your digestive system).
4) Variety is the spice of life!
Whether it be different styles of training or just training in new locations, variety is a key component to keeping you and your clients interested!
5) Success is where preparation meets opportunity!
Having an idea is great but getting things down on paper is the key to making one more step to being real. Whether is be a business plan or a training program for clients. Putting pen to paper and starting a plan of attack ensures you are one step closer to success. This can also apply to keeping track of your workout and fitness goals.
6) The only dumb questions are the ones not asked
Never stop seeking answers to your questions. Keep furthering your quest for knowledge as it offers many rewards. Remember it's now always the destination but the journey!
7) If you fail to plan, you plan to fail
No two clients are the same, therefore no two programs should be. Set the goals for yourself and your clients individually so you have an island to swim for and not just treading water.