>Because the summer is actually a busy time for me, I want to make sure that I get in at the very least a weekly recap of the Game Fit happenings to keep you updated.
First, the second week of my summer program concluded with a lot of positive feedback. Although the program is a 4 week training block, I also have a 2 week option that many people sign up primarily due to an overcommitment to other activities and tough travel schedules. The pressure is on this group though because starting on week 3 they won’t have me there to hold them accountable on their workouts. Good luck! But as they were leaving the facility at the end of the week, they all said that the workouts were great and that they learned a tremendous amount of what they can do. Keep up the great work. As for the rest of the group coming in for week 3 and 4…I look forward to challenging you even more in the upcoming weeks.
Also this week, I was able to welcome back a couple of my former athletes from BU…now Game Fit members…to the weight room for a visit and a couple of workouts. David and Jordan, a couple of my former track and field athletes came in to workout and visit. Actually David did more visiting than working out based on his rest time between sets, but I’m sure you get the point. Seriously though, it really makes me feel great when former athletes want to come back not only want to workout but to visit too.
Recently, I read a blog post by Mike Robertson talking about the “Art of Communication.” The reason that I mention this post to you is because as coaches we have to be effective communicators in order to get the most out of our athletes. To have your athletes believe in what they are doing and ultimately believe in what you are doing for them is extremely important in helping them achieve success. And when they believe, you can rest assured that you’ve been effective in your approach.
Finally, as we all have busy schedules with summer upon us…cookouts, vacations, etc…it is important to remember that following good nutrition during these events is not that hard. As many of you know, I am a big fan and follower of John Berardi and his Precision Nutrition system. Well, in his system he has what he calls his “10 Habits” for good nutrition. They are simple but straight to the point habits which are not hard to follow but, if you do follow them, I can promise you that you will see results. As I wrap up here, I am going to leave you with a couple of habits that you can begin to follow:
#1 When did you last eat?
If its been longer than 4 hours then you have not helped your cause. You should be feeding yourself every 2-4 hours in order to achieve success.
#2 Where is the complete protein?
Make sure every time you have a meal or a snack that it includes some sort of protein. You should be trying to have at least 1 serving every meal.
#3 Where are your veggies?
Just to make sure people aren’t thinking that this is a high protein diet…make sure that you are having at least 1 but more like 2-3 servings of veggies at each meal.
As I mentioned, they are simple but they are important.
Enjoy your weekend and stay fit.