I bet you’re making this “rookie” workout mistake.
And I BET you can’t guess what it is! 😉
Ready for it? …
It’s programming your own workouts.
But don’t worry – it’s not your fault.
Most people make this mistake when they’re first getting started.
I made this mistake myself for the first few years of my own training.
I read a few fitness – related books, magazines, and websites … and thought I knew all I needed to know! 😉 …
So I wrote all my own workouts.
I DID get okay results – because I trained hard, and was consistent –
But I SHOULD have just found a program that was geared towards my goals – or better yet, listened to my college strength coach, and followed the program he gave us! – and I KNOW that my results would have been even better.
Then I made the same mistake when I first got started in the fitness industry.
I was a young trainer and I thought I knew everything.
So I would write all of my client’s workouts from scratch.
Not only was the programming *just okay* … and not as effective as it could have benn … I could have also saved a TON of time, if I had utilized some programs like this one:
You see – there is SO much great “done-for-you” programming these days, that you can literally swipe and use … from all the top trainers in the world! … out there for the taking.
I have programmed thousands and thousands of workouts for thousands and thousands of clients at this point in time … so I DO do some programming myself at this point in time … and this is certainly a good goal to work towards …
But I also use MANY of these done-for-you workout progamming templates / packages to get new ideas and even to simply “swipe and deploy”.
So if you are still in the first few years of workout / training experience … I highly recommend you just use other people’s workouts that are designed with the goals you have in mind – for yourself, or for your training clients.
This way, you can focus on the workouts themselves … getting better at the movements … working hard … getting it done … and all the while, save yourself a TON of time.
– Forest Vance
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Personal Trainer
PS – A great new resource to get started with the done-for-you programming stuff – for trainers and trainees alike – is on sale this week. I picked up a copy and am loving it and already using some of the ideas in my own workouts, and with clients. Learn more and get YOUR copy at the link below: