It has been great to get back to coaching in the open air with group and individual clients. With virtual coaching, my eyes have informed me that I am not to squint anymore and pretend I have 20/20 vision 🤓, although I can get away with wearing a Mr Motivator thong and no one would know. (edit: "no one found out")
Getting into peoples faces during a circuit or conditioning set has never been the Madmule coaching model, so keeping 2 metres away has not been difficult. It's positively encouraged in order to take in the whole picture of what's going on when someone is moving, helping to correct it and promoting the participant to express themselves with their own interpretation and intensity. Once competence has been attained, release the trigger and encourage intensity.
This phase of getting back to group training is an opportunity to reset session plans, become proficient in new drills, put time into the foundations of conditioning exercises and ensure a sensible progressive schedule of intensity is experienced. It was the approach before, though a renewed vigour now that Madmule has had 3 months to review.
Running, cycling and fitness with a small group of like minded mules will be on your radar, if it hasn't already begun.
It's an opportunity to review the weekly cycle and make some gains int he coming months of Summer.
What's needing greater competence?
What's occurring too often?
What's all the effort for?
What's the timeline? Does it matter?
Are you attending group sessions that fulfil a social need or a known physical training and/or health objective? Both are important, but if the latter is of greater importance, then is the content within the group meeting getting you there?
Is the food going to support all these ambitious outcomes?
Are you having fun?
If you are trying hard to improve, then I hope this snippet is enough of a nudge to take a moment.
Go forth, get on your mule train and Apply
Best wishes in health in these times.