Just about every professional can translate their method of work into a successful method of how to train.
Whatever your professional template is, it has a structure that leads to a successful outcome when followed through. Over the years, I have established, one of the best ways to get a client to achieve their training goals is to ask them to relate to their work knowledge and experience. There has never failed to be a crossover that links that individual to getting closer to realising their ambitions.
We can talk all day long about the anatomy, training effects, percentages of intensity and delivery of movement. One of the ways to help someone connect the dots and place value to the recovery practices, nutrition prep and holding the recommended intensity is to ask what they do for a living, and how do they operate in that environment to be successful. From this, we establish the positive traits they bring to the workplace, and therefore these are attributes that have to be mirrored, directly and indirectly, to the training plan.
Just like the workplace being "up and down" from day to day, so will any effort to build a fitness platform over a year.
What are you doing about the down days at work? These strengths of overcoming a hurdle are frequently seen during a hard training session, an event or completing activity when you least feel like it.
What is happening during the up days at work? Enthusiasm and motivation to follow through with the system that got you there, and normally achieved by persevering with confidence that the result will come. Again, these directly correlate with how you might approach your personal fitness and activity.
What are your strengths in the workplace?
How can you better make use of them in your personal health and fitness?
It is likely, that by answering the above, you will be better placed to use your strengths in achieving your personal goals, which in turn will lead to better health to take to the workplace.
Up and down is what we have experienced in 2018.
It is going to be exactly the same in 2019.
Just by how much the divide reveals itself is to be discovered.
Remember, it is normal and no one is getting it right 100% of the time.
Best in health and happiness.
Apply your strengths at work to your personal activity plan and who knows what you'll see.