4. A GREAT COACH
Now this one is highly important! No matter how many times you watch Klokov pause Snatch 200kg, it probably isn’t going to have that much impact on how much weight you are actually able to lift (although it feels like it will). But anyway, let’s watch it again.
Your coach on the other hand IS going have a direct influence on your performance. Assisting with your technique, helping with programming, improving your mobility, range of motion and teaching you new skills is their job!
Choosing the right Coach
There are many different types of coaches, and it’s important to work with a coach that works for you. If you respond well to subtle hints, calm intelligence and quiet guidance, then a Coach that treats every workout as if he were Gunnery Sergeant Hartman from Full Metal Jacket probably isn’t going to be a great fit.