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?
Every program I design has a certain amount of rgidity and structure to address the client’s needs and interests. But within that structure there is always room for progression/regression, modification, re-evaluation, etc. I read a client’s body language and adjust to what I interpret as well as come right out and ask about what I am picking up. Rapport and communication are very important components of any relationship/interaction. I also use cueing and motivational communication to take the boredom out of exercises that may have lost their luster with the client. There are unlimited ways to freshen up a routine.