Working Out: How To Not Let A Tough Workout Defeat You?

By Toby T

One of the biggest sports myths is that controlling volume, intensity, and frequency is the key to winning. However, this is untrue because a poorly executed but well-designed workout is still wrong.

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A winning workout requires a technique that appeals to each athlete’s heart and mind. Thus, a great workout is achieved when all tasks are carried out with enthusiasm, accuracy, and perfection.

The ideal scenario is to design an efficient workout based on sound physiological principles that also engage the athletes so they give their all and reach their full potential. This is where the science and the art of coaching combine to produce an effective workout.

You must understand that an athlete’s success is ultimately determined by their intrinsic motivation to perform each exercise in their training program to the best of their ability, not by the workout they perform. Because of this, the ideas of motivation and engagement are crucial.

Engagement is basically a coach’s capability to produce an environment that is so positive that it makes the athletes want to give their best, which is more than what the coach expects of them. At the same time, motivation is the desire that drives an athlete to a goal or achievement.

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As a result, if a coach is able to create this kind of environment and give opportunities to the athletes to express themselves during the workout routine, they will be contributing greatly to the athlete’s success. This leads to the following simple formula: if an athlete wants to climb to the top and become the best in their sport, they have to train hard so they can become the best of their squad first.

This means being the best in every training session and workout.