By: George Whitehead, NASM-CPTWhen I started working in the fitness industry my whole philosophy was for my clients to train hard, period. I believed that everyone needed to train hard; whether they be 8 or 80 or in between. I never hurt anyone. Rather, I don’t know of hurting anyone. I would push the client in front of me as hard as I could. I enjoyed pushing clients unmercifully and still do when appropriate. But as I matured in this industry, this philosophy changed. I still believe in working hard, but I now view consistency as the most important attribute of a fitness protocol coinciding with a concise plan.
Over the years, many of my clients have been road warriors. That is they were on the road, in the air, or abroad doing business more than they were home. These A type personalities would come in wanting to train as hard they could that day, regardless if they had just got ... [More]