Prioritise Your Training

Are you worried about your chin up ability while you’re 20kg overweight? ⁣⠀

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Do you stress about your 2km times while you’re suffering severe lower back pain? ⁣⠀

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Are you concerned with how much you can back squat when you can’t sit comfortably in a deep goblet squat? ⁣⠀

Here’s how Coach Dan John helps you prioritise what you should be focusing most of your time on: ⁣⠀

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1. Fixable injuries and rehabilitation⠀

If you’re currently debilitated in one way or another, that’s the focus. There’s the fire and you want to put that out (as best you can). Working with injury specialists such as a surgeon or physio is what you should be taking care of. Most of your time should be spent doing the things that are prescribed to you by these specialists to help get you out of that pain. ⁣⠀

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2. Body fat⠀

It’s amazing to see the cascade of positives that come from a reduction in excess body fat. Running times improve, relative strength goes up, resting heart rate comes down, the vast majority of biomarkers will improve as a result dropping unnecessary weight. How do we do this? Focus on what you consume. Spend time preparing vegetables. Keep a food diary if it helps. Dropping body fat is about focusing your efforts in the kitchen. ⁣⠀

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3. Mobility⠀

If you have movement restrictions such as not being able to put your hands over your hand, touch your toes or sit into a respectable looking squat, you just found your next area to focus on. ⁣⠀

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4. Everything else⠀

If you’re pain and injury-free, your body fat is at an acceptable level and you have the requisite mobility for daily living (and your activity) then you get to choose what’s next in line - strength, power, speed, cardiovascular endurance, stamina, skill etc etc. ⁣⠀

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Put your valuable minutes towards the area (s) that you need. ⁣⠀

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