What professional coaching is all about
Advanced knowledge in the field of coaching and applying knowledge and expertise can be used to improve performance, optimize time spent on training and nutrition and unlock the full potential of every athlete in every sports, whether it is car racing, football or fighting.
It is all about the approach – it is about getting to know the person to coach, the field they have to be coached in and the requirements of their sports.
Everyone has their habits, likes and dislikes, level of motivation, level of dedication throughout the process. An interesting part is that the latter two are still the variables, that must be taken into consideration while designing the program and planing further steps. Motivation and dedication must be accumulated or kept with a proper approach and are not necessary something that has to rest entirely on the athlete's shoulders.
Another important part is that next to requirements of their sports, every athlete has his own body and the things that this body will accept and reject, things that will work well and things that won't show the expected outcome. It is on the coach to react accordingly while gaining experience with the athlete and take correct further steps and to get better together with the athlete
There are external limiting factors as to how much, how often, how hard an athlete can train depending on upcoming competitions, team practices. It is important to optimize the programm around these activities. There is also a family, hobbies and other things that have to be taken into considerations. A typical predesigned program will never be the best choice and will often break more than it fixes.
Needless to say, every sport is different – so is coaching for every sport. Racing puts a different strain upon athletes body than basketball does. Recovery, muscle development, actual performance improvement are achieved differently for different sports types. A fighter that needs to improve strengh will require a different program than a fighter, who needs to put on muscle mass, which in turn will require a different approach than the one, who has to fix a muscular disbalance to help him become faster. A professional car racer will profit a lot from a proper stabilization of his core muscles, shoulders and arm development and a good regeneration protocol while a rugby player will have a different stabilization and muscle building training due to a nature of contact intensity during a game.
The same can be said about nutrition, except that it is an even more important part of a personalized program for athletes. In a modern sports, where the gap in competition is becoming closer and closer, a proper nutrition and supplementation can become a determining factor in pushing an athlete's performance over that one important hurdle. A generalized approach for everyone, even everyone within a team, doesn't work since every body will respond differently to the food offered. Nutrition is the fuel for athletes' bodies and improving the quality of this fuel goes beyond eating the right stuff at the right time. As with training development – right accessment of biofeedback, making effective and efficient decisions afterwards and providing an athlete with the best balance concerning their nutrition will help him and his coach to unlock the full potential.
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