Candor Rant

Transcript Taken From Fitness Candor Podcast Episode 131

Eric:                          Hey everybody, welcome back to Fitness Candor Podcast, another solo podcast. I got a lot of really good feedback from my last one. So thank you for the feedback. I’m glad I’m adding a little bit of value and I’ll try to keep this short and sweet also and if you like it, leave me some more feedback and I’ll try to try to keep doing the best they can. So I was thinking of the term today, low hanging fruit and I know a lot of times when we hear that it’s probably referred to as like, you know, someone tells a really bad joke. You’re like, Ooh, low hanging fruit man like that, reach a little higher, get something a little better. And for some reason I had that term written down in my notes and I was like, I want to talk about that because I think it’s related to exercise and I think it’s really an exercise in a good way though.

Eric:                          I think the best thing sometimes for us, especially if we’re developing our own programs or even developing a program for specifically somebody new to training or maybe that just needs a little bit more development in like the key movements and basic presses pulls, rows, carries, some hip hinges and squat patterns, things like that. The best things for us are usually the low hanging fruit. Things that we see all of the time that maybe we’ve just done so much of and we think that maybe there’s something better. Maybe there’s something more that I need to be looking for. Like a leg press or a lat pull down, a mid row machine at a dumbbell bent over row a basic pushup. These things that are very, very simple that may be, it may be, if we’re walking up to this is really dumb, but like the tree of fitness and we look up and we see all of these things that we’ve always, always been in front of our faces, like the pushup for instance.

Eric:                          And we’re thinking there’s gotta be something better beyond that. There’s got to be something different beyond that. Well, why not just revisit that, that push up that basic motion and try to make it a little bit more challenging. We don’t have to throw it away. It’s not like a rotten apple. It’s still a great motion it’s still a great instrument that can be used to develop strength and definition and healthy shoulders, and strong chests. So anyway, my whole idea is that especially, especially for people who are developing programs for the first time and I have a feeling that a lot of people think that the people they work with, their clients, they expect all these flashy new movements and I don’t think that’s 100 percent necessary and if you start feeding your clients those kinds of things, eventually you’re gonna run out of tree branches.

Eric:                          They’re not going to be more fruit left. But, If you start with the basics and you redefine the basics as you go, you know, changing your tempo. Queuing certain movements a little bit differently and those kind of aspects. I think you’ll find that, number one, you’ll have a lot more to choose from. You’ll learn a lot more and so will your client and I think that lays a pretty solid groundwork and all these movements that, especially as trainers, that we learn the very, very beginning, even like the basic, a body weight squat, you know, really dig deep and learn more about the body weight squat. If you think you’ve got it nailed, great, but maybe try to try to find something that, that you might think isn’t there in a client’s movement pattern or something that you can teach them with the basics because I don’t think we should throw all these basic movements out and make exercise programming way too complex. And I think that there’s a lot of that out there. So anyway, give me your thoughts, comments, concerns, questions about this and let’s have a dialogue. All right, thanks for listening guys. We’ll talk to you later. Bye.