Listening to your Coach…

We as athletes, exercisers…humans, tend to think we know what’s best for our body.

But, I hate to break it to you, we’re biased!!!

The most helpful place to find advice, guidance or assistance is in your Coach. We all want to get back on the field, into the box and into the gym as quickly as possible after an injury or big competition. At times, we often do anything it takes to make that happen, often the wrong things.

Sometimes, most times we DON’T do enough. We rush back in because we feel a bit better, or completely better. But, just because we feel a certain way doesn’t mean it’s time to get back into it, especially at a high level right away.

We taper for competition, games and events. But, we often forget to come back in the same manner.

If you have questions, concerns or need advice, the number one BEST place to look: your coaching staff. A quality coach or coaches can change your sport experience and your exercise routine in remarkable ways.

Most of us know that, but are we willing to listen to our coaches, completely listen to them, hear them and then follow their direction?

Think about your own situation for a minute…

Have you ever gone back too early? Have you ever over trained? Have you ever trained incorrectly?

Have you ever been told one thing and then done something completely different? Have you ever been told to go lighter or heavier and done the opposite?

“Yes” to all, at least once, for every single person out there!

Now, you have a chance to turn this thing around. Listen to your coaches, hear them and then do what they say. They are “coaches” for a reason. You are the “athlete.” They have your best interest in mind. Remember how much knowledge they bring with them to work each day too!  The healthier you remain, the easier it is for them to do their job. If you don't hear exactly what you want to hear, chill out. They have your back, and your hamstrings, and your quads, and your biceps, and your shoulders and your...

Today could be and should be the first day of the rest of your life…your exercise life! 


Carolyn “CJ” Silas

Personal Coach

(805) 295-9151