…but even more than that I believe that it’s not Wednesday rather than Friday.
Barry’s Morning Session
Today was a tough session. The intervals were shorter and harder than last week but the strength conditioning was easier and yet harder at the same time. I know that sounds stupid but its true. Hopefully Barry will chime in and give you his impressions of the session.
The session was as follows:
10minute warm up on the bike.
Mobility and Stability Circuit – Hurdle Steps, Leg Swings, Over’s & Under’s and Hip Pop Ups for 2 rounds.
Bike Intervals – 2 minutes easy riding then 30 seconds at over 100rpm followed by 30seconds easy spinning for 10 bouts. The thing that makes this hard is that I control the resistance on the bike and make it ‘as hard as it needs to be’…early on that meant Barry pushing at as high as level 16…and that’s hard…most of the bike work we do is at level 5.
Mobility and Stability Work – 3 sets of horizontal band pull-a-parts and scap push ups.
Conditioning Round 1 – Dumbbell Floor Press, T-Push Ups and then a jab, punch, body shot and hook to the head combination. He had 45 seconds of work time and 15 seconds transition between each exercise. What we were looking for today was quality. I wanted the floor presses to be hard but for him to take plenty of time between reps and try to be as explosive as possible off the ground. The t-push ups were just intended to be nice and smooth and controlled and then to have him focus on throwing nice crisp shots on the pads.
This was followed by another set of bike intervals that were the same as the ones above and then onto round 2.
Conditioning Round 2 – Trap Bar Deadlifts, High Step Ups and then body kicks. The intention here was the same as round 1. Making sure the deadlifts were of high quality, the step ups were as controlled as possible and the body kicks were of a high quality.
Online and or Distance Personal Training
A lot of the athletes that I coach don’t train in the gym with me all the time. I have athletes that I work with that are located all over Ireland and some of them are in the UK and still others are constantly on the move. I received an email the other day asking about how I manage to do this sort of work and if it is the same as training people face to face. Well naturally online or distance coaching whatever you want to call it isn’t the same as coaching in person but that doesn’t mean that I can’t do as good a job as I can manage. If you go to my YouTube account you probably see about 200 videos or so. There are actually a LOT more videos up there that you can’t see. Videos like this one….
This is a video for James that normally would be ‘Private’ in that James can see it and I can see it but no one else can. Same with all the videos from the seminar. The attendees can see them and if you aren’t one of them then you can’t. It is the same with all the other guys and the couple of gals…they can see all the public videos along with the private ones that are just for them. They send me videos of their training….the stuff that they want me to see because they have questions about or the stuff that I want to see and then I send them videos like this one back.
So in answer to the question… know online or distance coaching isn’t the best….but that doesn’t mean that it has to be bad.