How a trainer can shorten your learning curve

No matter which sport you are in having a personal trainer by your side is critical to your success. All sports including martial arts, football, basketball, bodybuilding etc. require a tremendous amount of skill to reach the top. Most of the athletes at the top have years of experience, sometimes even decades. Fortunately for us, it doesn’t necessarily have to take that long. At least not a decade to reach to the top anyways. With the help of a Sacramento personal trainer, coach, or mentor (whichever you prefer to call it) you can drastically shorten your learning curve. Your personal trainer (we’ll just use this term for now) can benefit you in many ways: By them just being present, by them teaching you from their mistakes, and by them giving you constructive criticism.

Having your trainer in your presence

Many of you have seen the movie The Karate Kid. In this film, Mr. Miyogi was the trainer (sensei in this case) of Daniel (the student). By Daniel visiting his sensei every day and doing his so-called “dirty work” he was already building the necessary skills to make him a karate champion, despite him even being conscious of it. Our point here is that by surrounding your self with someone better than you, you naturally will do better. There is a saying that you are who you hang around. Hanging out with the pro’s definitely is a perk within itself. For more information on finding a coach for your related field, visit their Google Plus page.

Learning from their mistakes

Another great perk of having a Sacramento personal trainer by your side is that you save much time from making mistakes (probably years). Now it’s always a good thing to learn from your mistakes, but it’s even greater if you can learn from someone else. You can probably think of a time where you were probably doing something wrong but didn’t realize it until much later. Having someone more advanced than you by your side can potentially save you from that. One main thing a trainer can do for you is to guide you on a path to achieve the most efficient results. Think of someone giving you an exact blueprint on how to build a house versus just going out and doing it on your own. If you’re like most people, you’d probably prefer the formal.

Get constructive critizism

Similiar to the previous point, receiving constructive criticism is probably the single most important factor of a Sacramento personal trainer. Having someone telling you if you’re doing something right or wrong is highly valuable. In a matter of fact, it’s so valuable that the person providing the feedback doesn’t necessarily have to be better skilled than you. Think of Michael Jordan, undoubtfully one of the greatest basket players in the world. Even though he was the best in the world, he understood the value of a coach. Someone to hold him accountable and see things from an outside perspective. In many sports, there is a physical and mental aspect. A coach can help with the mental aspect even though he isn’t in the greatest physical condition (think Mr. Miyogi).

Overall, many of us want to be naturals at what we do. It’s nice to just be able to pick up a sport and be naturally good at it. But the truth is, none of the greatest athletes got to where they are without hard work, dedication, and with some type of mentor. If you want to be the best in martial arts, you undoubtfully need to put in the hours in and off the field. More importantly, you need to surround yourself with others who are better than you. A personal coach can provide you all of these benefits.