Coaches: How do you strike a balance between pushing clients to their max potential, and avoiding injury/overexhaustion? Often people get hung up on the mental roadblocks to maximum performance, and as a coach it’s your job to help them past that, but how do you ensure you’re not pushing them to a level that’s beyond their ability?
I do not train athletes but ‘ordinary’ people, and I ALWAYS err on the side of safety. I would not forgive myself if somebody got injured on my watch. I do not train for maximum strength but rather for strength endurance. It is a lot more applicable to real life for most people, and the injury risk is much reduced.