Did you see the Commonwealth Games?

Did you watch the Commonwealth Games over the last couple weeks?
Diving and the gymnastics for me.
Those men and women looked and performed amazingly.
Years of hard work.
Although I did switch off at LuLu on the closing ceremony.

While on a different levels, ‘training for a sport’ and ‘training to stay healthy’ are very similar.

When ever I design a training program or design a drill for a session, it has to be S.M.A.R.T.

  • Specific (what purpose does it serve)
  • Measurable (if you cant measure it you cant improve it)
  • Attainable (Its got to be achievable for people)
  • Relevant (is it right for the people doing it)
  • Time Relevant (can it be done in the time given)

Thats why I was banging on about the break from alcohol yesterday. It’s S.M.A.R.T

It sounds cliche but if you work SMART you are more likely to finish something you set out to do and be successful with it.

The best example of this is look at all the people who join a gym in January, they are gone by February.
Most of them rock up and do a bit of what they fancy and go through the motions.
No result, no progression, so they leave.

I get accused sometimes of being ‘Obsessive Compulse’ because I write down a lot of my drills and workouts.
The reason, so I can plan for the people attending and so I can progress and develop them.
When you see me tapping on an Ipad I’m not being rude, Im writing down the next progression.

Have a good day.



About the Author Russell Pearcy

Russell Pearcy has been working as a health and fitness coach for over 25 years helping men and women who feel tired and washed up get back in shape. Russell has also draws upon his experience as an Ironman triathlete to help coach others through this life changing transformation.