We just wrapped up our first 6 weeks of an 18 week training cycle at the gym . This is the first time , as a team , we have put a long term training program into place for our athletes. We are a pretty new gym with really new lifters so we have spent most of the past 18 month on skill development and general strength. This weekend we had 5 athletes compete at the East Coast Gold Classic in York PA , while the rest of our gym worked up to Maxes in the Snatch and Clean and Jerk in the gym .
While in York , our team had the chance to watch some of the higher level women from East Coast Gold compete on Saturday . Our women are awesome! They are also all very new to the sport. I believe that every single one of them can become really good weightlifters if they stay consistent in their training and continue to be open to learning and growing. I think they left a little awestruck and inspired by what they saw from the national level women on Saturday.
On our ride home we started talking about all things weightlifting, My wife, who just started back into training for weightlifting , mentioned that sometimes she feels "unworthy" of the coaching she receives . I thought this was a little silly, but then one of our lifters spoke up. She informed me that she had felt this very same way before coming into PFP Barbell. She thought that she wasn't good enough yet to coming in to get coached. Then went on to talk about how happy she was that she finally decided to come in.
After this conversation I decided to create a simple checklist to see if you are good enough to be coached.
There you go! You are good enough, you deserve coaching, you are not a waste of time for anyone. If any coach makes you feel that way go somewhere else. There is one big catch: THE COACH CAN NOT WANT IT MORE THAT YOU WANT IT. As coaches we can do a lot of things , but effort, enthusiasm, and perseverance is up to you. Coaches can show you the way , but it is up to you to get there. Remember , you are enough!
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