the mind directs the body, the body informs the mind
1 - awareness of body/physiology
Training to just look good is a thought of the past. Training to look good AND to be aware of your body, your breathing, your physiological peaks and dips is the modern way of looking at training.
1-Foundation and GPP: General Physical Preparedness. Rome wasn’t built in one day. When we train, the first 2-6 weeks is all about the details. How you walk, how you distribute weight, addressing asymmetries, how you talk about your body, your injuries, finding your repressions and rationalizations. Oh yeah. RPE 6-8
2-Intensity: Now it’s about finding the edges of your comfort zone. Pairing weights with high intensity cardio is my go-to and the test is to reach near your heart rate capacity. RPE 8-10
3-Variation: Variation is key when it comes to keeping a sharp central nervous system. Your body is quick to optimize and predict. As soon as that happens, the exercises will change in intensity, duration, and/or direction.
2 - mental hygiene. you are in control of you.
As much as you train your body, your mind should come along for the ride. I like to call it mental hygiene. It's the score keeper of your emotional output, your energy, and your time.
What is mental hygiene?
Similar to how plaque builds up on your teeth, your thoughts and questions build up in your mind if they go unaddressed. These are the thoughts about your career, your relationships, your health, your past, present, and future. When cognitive plaque builds up in your mind the result is anxiety or faulty decision making. As a coach and with a psychology background, I guide you to help address these questions and thoughts in order to provide clarity to your decision making. I consider it a more modern way of approaching therapy, as well as more cost effective.
You can book a FaceTime session with me. Read more in the Mind Hygiene Coaching section or reach out below.
Education / Certifications:
Masters Degree in Applied Psychology - New York University
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
StrongFirst Level 1
Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms)
Pre- and Post-Pregnancy Training Certified
Trigger Point Therapy Training - Myofascial Release
Progressive Bodyweight Training
Animal Flow Level 1 Training
While we out here, say the hustlas prayer
If the game shakes me or breaks me
I hope it makes me a better man
Take a better stand
"When you lookin' at me, tell me what do you see?"
.."(I love myself)"