Dear Strength Coach,
Many of you know that the first three sections of the 400 pages in The Flexible Periodization Method describe the method, while the last section, Section 4, shows a 9 step process for creating highly individualized, periodized training programs.
These 9 Steps are the WHAT to do regarding the process of creating highly individualized training programs.
These 9 steps have helped me create highly individualized, periodized training programs for the world class and Olympic athletes I trained for years, but there is ONE MORE layer to this process.
The 9 Steps tells us WHAT to do, but not HOW to do it.
Way before I had the 9 steps defined, I realized this extra layer of the program design process because I felt that I was doing the “right thing”, but the process of going through the program design was still stressful and confusing.
In my experience, only a percentage of trainers and coaches understand and sees this “extra layer”. Most trainers and coaches just want the WHAT to.
The HOW to makes a huge difference for me personally. Thus, I have decided to share my best HOW to tips in a four part series.
These tips may appear simple, but please don’t discard them because of the simplicity. Take about 5-10 minutes to REALLY imagine, how these tips would make a difference for you.
Tip #1: To Create BETTER training programs FASTER - Optimize your work environment.
Schedule your program design time at a time of day where you are rested. Set aside 30% more time than you expect that you need. If possible at all, make sure that you cannot be disturbed during that time. Work with headphones and listen to music like this that will make you smarter
Give tip 1 a try and let me know, what you think.
Dedicated To Our Success,
Strength Coach, CPTN-CPTN.M
Author, Lecturer, Founder of Yes To Strength
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