Great question. One that I’ve been asked more times than I can remember. Workouts are one-day affair. In pop culture a workout is usually designed to completely thrash you. Think any popular fitness class. Some of the workouts may resemble those done as part of a training program. The biggest difference is there really is no long-term goal with a workout. It’s all focused on effort. If you workout, you may get in “better shape.” However, it will likely be unsustainable and come at the costs of a lot more wear and tear on your body.
A training program starts with an assessment of your current condition. You and your coach discuss your specific strengths and weaknesses and develop a long-term plan to improve your condition from your starting point to that super human version of you at some point in the future.
Those who peddle a workout are like day traders in the stock market, looking for that one time hit. It can be fun. It can be exciting. And it can produce results, but there’s a lot more risk involved. Those who develop training programs are like Warren Buffet. They see the hidden value in a client. Develop a plan to improve strength and efficiency over time. And are rewarded by long-term, sustainable results.
Now you know the difference. And knowing is half the battle – GO JOE!
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