I have a pro athlete I’m training right now who can’t load his quads, instead of him focusing on what he can’t do we do what he can (and its a LOT).
When people talk about dietary restrictions and how bad that concept is just have a think how many foods in your diet you actually eat?
What 30-40 at the most?
If I tell someone they can’t eat something for whatever reason (and it needs to be a damn good reason) I will give them 10 foods (perhaps new) that they can have instead.
This goes down to everything. I do my utmost to alter the psychology of my clients. I have those that will repeatedly tell me they ‘can’t’ do something, even after they’ve done it, gasping for breath they will say ‘I can’t do that’.
News flash…..you just did which means you CAN.
Once these people start to accept in their head what they CAN do its amazing what changes can be made.
The issue often with our clients is that they’ve ‘tried’ things so many times with a lack of faith or scepticism as to its effectiveness.
I get this, I totally get this!
A lot of people out there are, going back to my previous post, allowing people to do what they want and cutting them slack instead of getting them to do what they need to get what really they ultimately want.
Poor nutritional habits are like a knotted rope that needs unraveled. You need to find both ends. Show the person where they are then slowly work with them undoing each knot at a time. Each proceeding knot trying not to create another in undoing it.
Apply this to time, people kill time doing nothing and then complain they don’t have time to do ‘something’ turn off the TV, stop playing games on your phone, do productive things. I have a 20-30min journey every day….I work, I write, I do emails, I study.
I’ve just read a huge research article whilst doing 40mins on a X trainer….and wrote this.
Guess what, it’s not boring anymore, it’s productive. I’ve killed two birds with one stone. The reason manufacturers put TVs on CV equipment is because people get bored. Get productive.
We go through life killing time, be productive, spend time with your friends and family, be successful, accomplish something, have fun, take time to think and reflect on things. Focus on the positives and the ‘cans’ in life, not the negatives and the ‘can’t