Learn Everything there is to know about strength, fitness and lifestyle for dads.
If you want something done right, you got to do it yourself. Possibly the single worst piece of advice you've ever been given.
If you require brain surgery, may I suggest that the last person who should be tinkering with the nuggin is you.
Broadly, the same is true with strength & conditioning training. Most successful people whether in business, sports or relationships will have, or have had a coach at one time. Even the best sportspeople in the world have a coach, and most likely several coaches who each hone the athletes skills to ensure optimal performance. The world of business coaching is about achieving optimal performance in your industry, and StrongDad coaching is about achieving optimal performance for you, whatever that might look like.
Do I need a coach?
Well, if you want efficient and effective training that will get you the quickest results possible, its best you get on google and find yourself someone who specialises in whatever it is you want to achieve. There's no 'perfect' time to get a coach, but ideally a coach is there to guide you a to a specific goal using the best means available to you.
Here are some reasons you might need a coach:
Why not just get a personal trainer?
You could just get a personal trainer... however PT's generally only focus on you for the hour or two you have with them each week. Its intensive 'learning' that in our experience doesnt influence people much further than the gym floor.
Coaching is about long-term behaviour change and giving ownership of your training back to you. There's also a cost benefit to online coaching. Most PT's will start at around £35 per hour. So for 2 hour sessions a week that's equivalent to £280 per month. (We suggest a minimum of 3 training sessions per week as standard) This often does not include extras like nutrition advice or accountability coaching. Plus, its not flexible to your busy lifestyle.
Setting strict appointments with your PT means that you really have no bend in your training regime. The smalest flux in daily life (kids being sick, work calling you in to the office) means you more likely lose 50% of your weeks training with just one missed session. With online coaching you control the timings of when you train. Making for a more flexible program and one that s easier to adhere to.
Thats not to say personal training is a waste of time, working on something specifically with a trainer (like a specific lifting technique) is probably a good idea, but using a PT for 'motivation' is a terrible idea. Motivation needs to come from within, looking for a PT to motivate you is a mistake. Use PT for technical in-person feedback. Use a coach for long term results and sustainable change.
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