When you are training a client 2-3 times a week, how do you find the right balance between a structured and predictable program vs. a new challenging workout every time. I want my clients to make measurable progress, but I also want to keep my clients guessing and teaching them new things. Clients want to see progress, but that often involves a lot of repetition with certain exercises, but if you are always doing the same thing, your are not really doing a good job of challenging your clients. Any tips?
Creativity is a must…
I believe u ALWAYS address the goal/s. If they r new 2 u or fitness, establish a firm foundation w/structure/repetition. Ur watchful professional eye/awareness should key u 2 when some type of modification should b made to the program (partial/entirely).
@ three sessions a wk u can utilze a bit more variety especially w/the average client as long as the program is goal sensitive. This can allow 4 a learning curve 4 both u & them.
@ two sessions or less a wk, I want 2 establish n them the sense of quality work.
They have X amount of other days 2 wrk on these things 4 self b4 I introduce anything more advanced.
Think FREQUENCY – INTENSITY – TEMPO – TYPE (of training)
This is where most of us may differ. I believe this to be a personal judgement call.
I utilize a bit more structure in overall program design w/athletes cause that’s what they do & results need to be measurable.
My goal is advance them, not keep them dependent on me. This is where my difference n quality of programing comes n. If they look good and do good, SO DO U!!!