Your training is incredibly important to you and so is your coach. Finding the right strategies, the correct exercise sequencing and the perfect rep range to build your body, seem to take up a large majority of your thought processes for the day.
It’s incredibly important to learn all of this for the sake of understanding how your body works and responds to the training stimulus but sometimes is can just simply be too overwhelming among everything else you have to lend brain space to. In situations like this, perhaps it’s just better to let someone else take the wheel for awhile and in other cases, sometimes it’s a case where you just can’t figure things out as effectively as you need to.
Either way, you may be in dire need of a better approach and hiring a coach might just be your next step. If you aren’t sure if you’re at this point yet, here are five really great reasons to consider when deciding whether or not you need a coach.
Reason #1: Progress is at a Standstill
The last thing you want to realize is that all of your efforts are for not. You may have reached a point in your training where regardless of what you do, you just aren’t making the progress you should be making. Sure, you can spend a lot of time just figuring it out for yourself but rather than simply wasting more time, hiring a trained eye who can make the necessary adjustments for you, may be the more productive and efficient way.
Reason #2: You’re Constantly Injured
Training hard and using all of the intensity boosting techniques you can think of definitely hold a significant place in your approach but if you’re always getting hurt, what’s the point? Maybe, instead of just thrashing yourself day after day with crazy intensity, find someone who knows what they’re looking at and looking for to adjust some of your techniques and correct your form. A great coach can identify any problem areas in your training right away and this could potentially save you down time away from the gym with nagging injuries.
Reason #3: You’re Bored
This can happen, believe it or not. Despite our love for the game, sometimes it just gets to the point where we’re simply going through the motions. It feels like everything we’re doing has been done, there’s no excitement for the upcoming training sessions and rather than getting amped up about going to the gym, we get amped up about wings and football. Getting yourself a coach can curb this and invigorate your love for training once again.
Reason #4: Education
No matter how long you’ve been training, if you think you know it all, you’re putting yourself behind the eight ball. There is always something new to learn about training, nutrition, supplementation or just the application of it all. A great coach will introduce you to new concepts, new philosophies and new strategies that can be true game changers for you. If you’re willing to accept the fact that you are still a student of the game, a coach will introduce you to possibly a whole new world.
Reason #5: Next Level with a Coach
Perhaps the best reason to hire a coach is if you are really trying your best to get to the next level. Whatever that means for you, a coach can most certainly take you to places you’ve never been before in strength and physique development. You can have everything at your disposal for what you need to be successful, but if you don’t know what to do with everything or how to put it all together, it won’t matter. A great coach knows these things and can set you up for success. Thankfully, here at Brickhouse Gym, not only do we have the best equipment available, but we also have the right people on the floor who know what it takes to get you to that next level. All you have to do is ask how to get started and we’ll take it from there!
Just about every sport or physical endeavor you can think of has a coach or at the very least, someone in a position of guidance, steering the proverbial ship. Bodybuilding, strength training or just overall healthy living doesn’t have to be any different. There are times when we all need help and regardless of what that help looks like, can be given by way of coaching.
This may prove to be a significant source of new beginnings and a whole new outlook on what could be for you. Take advantage of the education that can be offered by a coach and take your efforts to a whole new level. It will prove to be worth every penny and every minute of your time when you find the right person to work with.
Author: Dana Bushell
Gym Star Team Member