When I played baseball one of my biggest down falls was thinking too much. I was having full conversations in my head about my mechanics. Rather than focusing on throwing strikes, I was thinking about all the things I needed to do mechanically.
This was one of the worst things I could have done.
My thoughts were clouded and I was distracted from pitching because I was over-thinking.
When it comes to training clients, the same idea applies. Giving an athlete multiple cues will cause them to over-think what they are doing.
As trainers we need to pick one or two cues to focus on and make sure that we put our emphasis on the more important aspects of a movement. More often then not if you focus on one or two of the big issues the small issues take care of themselves.
Next time you’re in the gym, pick one or two cues and strongly hammer those home. If you’re focused on too many things, none will get the attention they deserve.
This one little fix will make a big difference. When you free your mind from over-thinking, results will come easier.
Give this tip a try and let me know what you think.