Planning Your Fitness Goals

Pop quiz! Who said the following quotes? -Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a seed a long time ago. -A goal without a plan is just a wish. -Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. -Man does not plan to fail, he just fails to plan. -Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face. The theme of the day (if you haven’t guessed) is an often overlooked aspect of the fitness game: Planning. Coming up with a solid training program for long term success is a key component to reaching your goals.  Let’s enlist the wisdom of some historical individuals to discuss […]

Random Thoughts: Facing Challenges and Gallagher

I have two random thoughts for the day.  The first is just about the positive changes going on with SAPT and its crew and the lesson you can take away from it.  The second is a training update from… MY GIRLFRIEND!   SAPT and its employees have been going through quite the change as of late, and it’s been all for the better.  Sarah had a handsome little boy Duke while simultaneously working as a full time strength coach at a D1 university AND running a full time business.  Kelsey has become fully adjusted to her job(s) at SAPT in terms of coaching and also dealing with current clients, potential clients, new contracts, old contracts, answering a million emails a […]

What’s Different About Your Training?

Do you remember the good ol’ days when you used to wake up and be excited to train?  The times when setting a new PR was as satisfying as waking up on Christmas morning.  I certainly do, sadly there will come a time when life gets in the way and your training sessions won’t be as awesome as they once were.  Sometime last week after yet another lack luster training session of mine I sat down for about 30 minutes and thought about my training since my last meet.  My training frequency has stayed the same (four days a week) yet each session seems progressively lazier, as if my head just isn’t in it.  So I’m sitting there thinking what’s […]