Most of us stopped playing competitive sports at a young age. Whether it was middle school, high school, college or even at the professional level. So if you stopped after little league baseball at twelve or are just finishing up your professional football career like Calvin Johnson (Detroit Lions wide receiver for our non football fans) at thirty, chances are you still want to maintain your performance in the decades to come. No I am not saying that you are going to maintain your younger athleticism, but you can enjoy performance and health that exceeds your expectations.
It’s said that you have to trainer smarter, not necessarily harder. That couldn’t be truer for those of us that are not playing competitive sports any longer. Gone are the days that you could go to the gym for two hours at a time or show up 5-6 days a week. Things must become precise and laser focused. There is no extra energy or time to be wasted. There is only twenty four hours in a day and with a career, family, dog and extracurricular activities there is not much wiggle room.
So are you getting the most out of your post playing days? Do you have a clear picture of what you need to do to maintain your performance and health for the years to come? If not, hiring a personal trainer is a great option. All you have to do is show up and work hard. There is no planning or thinking on your part. Your energy and time to figure things out can be saved for other activities.
If you would rather spend all day at the dentist than figuring out what your training program should look like then look for someone to help you along your journey.
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SPU's Alex Drayson and Matt Migiano write the SPU Athletic Performance Blog.