One of my favorite basketball coaches had a phrase "fake hustle" he loved to use. If you're into sports you've seen it before. It's the guy that lackadaisically dives after a ball after it's ALREADY gone out of bounds. It's the guy that misses an easy layup and commits a foul on the very next possession trying to make up for it. How about the guy that botches the play drawn up in the last time out, then feigns an ankle sprain and looks at the bench like "Coach, I need a sub!"?
I don't usually link back to my website...I'd rather let my blogs do the talking right here but I have a video I wanted to show you all that illustrates the 3 phases of training that make up the OPT model (which is the template I use when training clients)
Stepping foot in the gym is a daunting task. Fear, anxiety, and self doubt set in as you begin your fitness quest in an intimidating enviornment. Luckily, you are not alone. We all suffer from bouts of fear and anxiety.
Growing up with a crippling fear of public speaking, I felt helpless and tended to avoid any situation that evoked such dreadful feelings. This approach did nothing but increase those negative feelings. I was stuck.
The fix? Taking the first step and facing your fear head on.
The funny thing about fear is that it isnt real.
Ok triathlon athletes (this blog is also for biathlons, marathon, and other races you compete in) at this point you should be well within your conditioning phase. Continue with your squats, lunges, single leg touchdowns and core training. It’s time to add some speed training.