Why must we always have a goal when training? Why is it important? A wise person once said “Trust and focus on the process and the finish line will get closer and closer through your consistency”. Thus, with a goal set in stone, you as an individual will take only the steps required to achieve it. With social media serving as a big distraction to all population types, both athletes and coaches can lose track of their priority and goal.
It can turn into a longer journey than it needs to be when we start losing our tracks, not staying consistent to taking things one at a time and getting distracted by other things that were not in our original thought process. Although we are used to a multitasking environment, it does not mean the same to cram all of our goals into one priority. At some point you will be overwhelmed. Sit down first, plan things out, and check them off one by one. That way, there won’t be any back and forth or set backs. If you’re training for a specific sport, there’s no need to start thinking about how many muscle ups you could do after you’ve seen someone of a smaller figure get it done effortlessly. When you find out that you can’t even do one and you let that bother you, they have succeeded at distracting you. If your job on the field is to be the fastest, strongest running back, then your training should only consist of exercises that will improve your performance for that position. You don’t need to worry about being able to dunk a basketball on your free time.
At SPU, we put our athletes through different phases of training based on their biomechanical needs first, and then their sport second. That is because our primary goal is to turn you into a better athlete through the fundamentals of movement, not how much you can squat or deadlift.