As a coach we will get asked to train a client who just wants to look and feel good while improving overall health and wellness. These are usually great clients. They are also the clients I have with me the longest. Some may come in with certain physical or body composition goals but soon enough they start to see that they are just nice by-products of the training. The real gold in in the de-stressing and the ability to perform better at work, be fresher for friends and family and sleep better. Conditioning has a lot to do with this. This is measured conditioning for high performing regular individuals. But for regular people we are conditioning them for life. Sometimes the conditioning we do is quite easy. Sometimes it’s very hard with longer rests.
With medical professionals now being told to prescribe exercise for recovery or serious disease or simply for health reasons there is a real need for professionals who know what conditioning really means and how to apply it safely.
Step up Strength & Conditioning Coaches
We know statistically 1/3 of the US population will die from a preventable disease. Now that may be the US but as someone who lived and worked there I can tell Irish people we are becoming more and more American in our lifestyle, but only in the negative ways. For this end Conditioning can have a huge preventive impact on staving off cardiovascular and other inflammatory diseases.
General conditioning is about preparing the body for the sympathetically-driven stress of life. This promotes health, wellness, and longevity. Achieving these benefits is the result of an entire lifestyle, not just what happens in the gym.
This means going for walks, spending time with family and friends, not starving yourself and then in turn binging. We have got it wrong. Very very wrong.
In part 2 we will talk about the needs of the general population. And it’s not just the gym.