You Bet It Does!!
I’m currently working with a middle schooler from the Desert Hills (St. George Utah) area named Konner. He plays football & baseball and his father contacted me after one of my speed training clinics to help him become a better athlete. His goals were to get faster and quicker for all his sports.
My first thought as always is, “Is this kid REALLY willing to put in the work necessary to do what it takes to make significant improvements as an athlete or is he just excited because he just watched the BCS title game and thinks he now wants to become a division 1 athlete?”
Since I’m not the cheapest trainer in the area, and to get great results both parties have to know it takes time and a financial investment to learn, incorporate and stay consistent with my program to see real results.
So when a kid does my program for 3 or 4 sessions, I feel bad taking some one’s $150-$200 and both parties get no real return on their investment when the rubber meets the road and reality sets in that this is going to take some real mental energy and the kids goes back to eating junk food (candy, white flour based products and processed foods), training at sub optimal intensity levels by messing around with their friends at practice and in the weight room and keeps developing bad habits.
But this kid hung around for the hardest part. The first 3 weeks.
That’s when you find out what the kid is made of. Is it a bunch of excuses or is it dig and grind!! Parents included. LOL!!
9 times out of ten when I tell people what to do I usually get the common replies like, “I can’t stick to this diet, There’s nothing on this diet I like to eat because I’m so used to eating crap like macaroni and cheese, cereal, white bread and pop tarts so yams and vegetables do taste weird. This happens a lot when you’re in love with and conditioned to eat junk food,
These workouts are too hard, I don’t have time, There is not enough time in the day, I’m too tired, I can only work out once a week and too many to count more.
I could give you a 100 more but I want to focus on success vs. failure.
But this kid actually did what I asked him and the results have been very impressive. It’s not like I have not seen this done before but results like these are far and few. When others can’t seem to follow my diet for a day, or can’t figure out what to eat and pack in the tent, this kid has religiously stuck to the plan for almost 4 months, never took a workout off, never called in sick, never said I have this family function and has been rewarded by some pretty impressive numbers.
Besides the fact that for…