Dear Strength Coach and personal Trainer,
Last week I told you about a customer who was frustrated with our planning and programming sheets.
The customer found that the sheets were “useless”.
That is interesting, because it is the exact same sheets that I have used for more than 10 years, to plan and create long-term training programs for world class and Olympic athletes.
The only difference in the sheets we are selling and the sheets I personally use, is that each column is carefully explained in the version that we sell.
(I love the comment boxes in the Excel worksheets!)
I am interested to know how much time this customer spent trying to “get to know” these sheets.
5 minutes? 30 minutes? 1 hour? 2 hours?
I compare creating a long-term training program to walking to the mall. There are many steps, but you can take only ONE STEP at a time. And if you take a wrong turn, you can walk back and resume in the right direction.
Don’t expect to learn to properly create a long-term program in 1-hour.
Don’t expect things to be simpler than they are.
And here is the lesson from Einstein:
MAKE IT AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE,
YET AS COMPLEX AS NECESSARY.
What does this statement mean to you?
To Your Success,
PS: In next week’s blogs, I write about ONE THING that in my opinion distinguishes smarter coaches and trainers from “not-as-smart” coaches and trainers.