In my experiences as an athlete and a strength coach, I’ve come across tons of great people that truly want to put in the work that’s going to get them better and help them reach their goals. On the other hand, there’s always the occasional person who knows everything. Yeah, all you coaches know what I’m talking about. That person that’s always making a funny face and rolling their eyes when you tell them to do something. They’re always questioning your ways and they’re just NOT convinced that this is the program for them. They know all they need to do is run with three parachutes attached to them because they saw a video Adrian Peterson doing it on the internet. That’s the key. It makes so much sense. Buckle up as many parachutes and as you can and run against the wind. You’ll get jacked. It’s perfect resistance training for athletes. AP does it and look at him; he’s a freak athlete and one of the best football players in the NFL.
Please understand that I’m not knocking resistance training with a parachute. The point I’m making is that just because you saw someone successful do something on YouTube, that doesn’t mean you should dedicate your life to it and that everything else is wrong.
Listen to your coach and put 100% into what they say. You don’t control the program, reps, sets, etc. The only thing you control is your effort and your attitude. Leave everything else up to the coach.
Let the coach/trainer do their job. You’re going to a specialist to get better and their job is to create a program that’s going to help you reach your goals. Their job is NOT trying to convince you that their program works. Quit wasting their time.
Buy In! Put your head down and go to work! You have to be completely bought into the program to get the best out of it. Every one of the know-it-alls will fall short of the expected benefits that everyone else will receive.
I guarantee, if you buy in to any program whether you think it’s good or not, you will get some noticeable results out of it. Instead of worrying about what you’re doing, you should be worried about how much effort you’re putting into what you’re doing.