I know many people who are said to have been cheated by a coach. Those who bought a package of completely inoperative trainings and a bad diet. Is it really the fault of the coach? Maybe the whole problem is with the client’s approach? Below I have gathered the most common behaviours, which show that it is not the coach who is at fault, but the lack of your self-discipline.
It is best to blame the coach
The trainer is solely responsible for writing down the diet and adjusting the training. It is up to you to follow these instructions. The trainer is not responsible for whether you ensure that the calories you eat every day are eaten 100% or that your daily macro is made 100%. Only if you have nothing to say about following your trainer’s recommendations and the results do not come – you may think that the menu and the trainings were written incorrectly. Although this is not synonymous with the fact that it is the fault of the coach. There are many other dependencies that can affect the lack of effect despite keeping your diet and doing all the training, but this article is not about it.
This time, I want to focus on the approach to work on the body of many people starting their “fit life”. Such an average person enrols in a trainer, buys training and a diet, thinking that all the work has been done. Meanwhile, the whole effort is only just beginning, and contact with the coach is only the first step, like not half of it, to achieve the intended goal and lose weight or gain muscle mass. Lack of awareness on this subject leads to one thing – the belief that coaches cheat because they sell bad diets and training, and we are the victims of this lie.
Make sure you’re doing your best.
Below is the essence of the article, that is a collection of behaviours, behaviours, habits, manifestations of lack of awareness, which are the reason that “the trainer does not know, and we do not see the effects”. If at least one of these points somehow fits you, you have plenty of room to think about it and change it at the same time.
“Nothing will happen if I only eat a little more/less”. – Even one extra tablespoon of peanut butter per day or 100kcal less per day means you don’t follow your diet 100%. It seems trivial, after all it’s only a bit more or only a bit less, nothing will happen. Well, it will happen. I’m not talking about a sick approach to diet, but if there are more such deviations, you can’t really say that the diet from the trainer doesn’t work. After all, you do not obey it with such deviations at all. “Today I will make 5 minutes shorter of this cardio” – during the next training another 5 minutes will be shorter, and during the next training even 10 minutes will be shorter, sometimes you will give up your cardio at all. And so from day to day, from week to week, until you find out that something is wrong with this training. After all, the weight is standing and the metabolism has deteriorated, I think that was not how it was supposed to be. Well, it didn’t! But only if the cardio lasts as long as the coach has recommended and it is performed as many times a week, as it has been set, and the effects would be absent, you can call the trainer into question. “It is important for the macro to match”. – Well, yes, eat what you want and look as you want it to be a belief very close to many athletes. However, it is worth remembering that the quality of the food you eat reflects the quality of your body. It may be possible to build the form on fast food and sweets, but naturally it is not possible to build/compose the silhouette. “I know the coach didn’t recommend it, but I think that’s going to be better”. – If you have so much knowledge, why sign up for a trainer? I used to think that I knew better and I bent some arrangements. I am giving a word – it is not good enough. You have to trust the trainer and get rid of the selfishness that whispers to your ear that you are right. “Did I keep my diet? That’s how the trainer is, at 100%”. – the worst thing is probably to cheat the coach. Remember that a coach is also a man and sees you as something wrong with your diet. When he asks you how you are going, he has some reason to do it – he wants to check if everything is OK, because maybe you will have to change, modify, correct something. By lying straight in his face, you are actually deceiving yourself, giving your conscience a nourishment, which you are drowning out with words – it is not my fault, it is the fault of the trainer.
I don’t want to slander anyone and question their commitment to diet and training. But isn’t it the case that the fault often lies in our approach to the diet and training we receive from the trainer, which we don’t really follow 100%? It is worth to think about this if after a long time of cooperation with the trainer we do not see any effects…
~ Patricia ~