1. Strength training is defined by overload and the handling of loads. Most people CANNOT handle loads that would require them to do 5 reps or less. Their mechanics simply can’t handle it. All well and good patting a client on the back after beating their 1RM but is that in alignment with their goals. Many coaches use this as a way to detract from the fact the client isn’t seeing their ‘actual’ goals transpire. Don’t get me wrong I love HEAVY lifting but heavy lifting parameters and guidelines where devised using data from ELITE lifters. Lifting more weight at 4x12reps week in week out is STILL strength training if the concentric and eccentric portions of the lift and INTENT are considered.
STILL too many people moving weight from A-B expecting something spectacular to occur. Specific adaptation largely requires specific stimulus not just ‘stimulus’.
2. Make sure that if you plan on dropping carbs from your diet that you replace them with something otherwise you’re simply on a lower calorie diet. It’s got very little to with carbs. 20 years ago people handled carbs better so they used fat to reduce cals (as intelligently its the most caloric). Now people handle carbs inefficiently (due largely to the impact taking fats from the diet had) the trend is now to take carbs away. Cyclical lowering and elevation of most nutrients is periodically beneficial but chronically dumb!
3. Invest money into things that will save you time. In business the one thing you will always run out of is time. Find efficient ways of doing things. Often paying someone to do something that would take you infinitely longer and create stress for you is a no brainer. A cleaner can clean your house/flat in an hour or so…..what can you make dealing with clients in those two hours? Creating more experience, client satisfaction and money. You can kid yourself you never need to clean but at some point you need too! They’re experts so employ them.
Also a clean uncluttered working environment creates more productivity in most people.