Updated: Feb 21, 2019
As a Personal Trainer I spend a lot of time observing people and how they train.
And not only when they train, as body language is informative too.
I think that when it comes to training, many people are uncertain as to what they should do, or what it is good for them when they do workout.
Many people can also tend to ‘feel their way’ in the gym and when it comes to their training routines.
To make a parallel with my experience as a rugby player, I have had several coaches during my on-field career. Now, it is not an easy thing to manage 15 guys and to make them play together in a way that optimises their game, and what I have learnt over the years by being so coached is that sometimes the fewer instructions the better. In many instances in fact, a few words can do the trick and get the message across, to an individual or a team.
Undue technicality can add unwanted complication.
When it comes to training people, I have tried to remember what my previous coaches advised me over and over, which is to always ‘Think about what you do’.<