How can you easily work out your next move? The answer could be in the success of 3's.
Your first 3 hours of the day.
Your first 3 days of the week.
Your first 3 weeks of the month.
Your first 3 months of the year.
Setting a key outcome for those 3's kickstarts your process.
It's quite easy. But it takes evaluation of what you currently need to achieve your goal. That means starting with an evaluation.
For those asking "what about the rest of the time, after the 3's?" the answer is revealed - each day is filled with blocks of 3. Reboot after the first 3 hours, weeks, months.
EXOS at the German National Football team organised the 3's around Nutrition, Mindset, Movement, Recovery.
Each athlete was involved in the nutrition they required each 3 hours, what mental cues they were to focus on in that time, what movement improvements they were to incorporate, and what their recovery looked like for that 3 hours.
For those of us not paid to perform on the field, our performance is no less important for those we help. As a practitioner, the goals can be innumerable. For example, finding the energy to give to all your clients who come to you for help today. Another example, clarifying the layout of your group rehab class.
As a coach, the goals are similarly innumerable. For example, organising your testing space to get some idea of where your clients are.
For me, the first 3 hours include time with my wife, some good coffee and a healthy breakfast, a walk to lubricate the joints, fill the lungs and clear the head (no phone or iPod) - I typically get article ideas and patient treatment clarification when I'm out walking. Try and stop me after that!!
It's a challenge, in a world of indifference and ploughing through, to organise that much. Remember, "if it was easy, everyone would do it. It's the hard that makes it great." (Tom Hanks, "A League Of Their Own")
What's your next move?
Top Trainers have a Secret.
The Best Medical Practitioners Do Three Things Well.
Find out what, with great courses and workshops coming up for Functional Movement Systems in 2017.
It starts for clinicians with Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certification course (the Level 1) Feb 11-12 in Melbourne.
Same two days, for trainers and clinicians (who've already done SFMA) at Andrew Read's RPT gym in Moorabbin with Foundations of Conditioning. Andrew is Australia's first FMS instructor and this is one of his exceptional stand-alone courses (not a FMSystems course) for those who understand the FMS.
In March it continues with Level 1 and 2 Functional Movement Screening courses at Read Performance Training in Moorabbin on March 31st to April 2.
There are other courses being planned for the rest of the year, including level 2 SFMA (for those wondering), to be advised as they are posted. If you can't make Melbourne SFMA on Feb 11-12 because you're going to Andrew's Foundations of Conditioning, there's Mooloolaba SFMA Level 1 in May 27th and 28th.
Watch this space for courses through the year, or check out http://www.functionalmovement.com/events directly.
For direct course links, see below:
FMS Level 1 and 2, March 31st to April 2nd: https://www.functionalmovement.com/events/2001/register
Foundations of Conditioning, Feb 11-12:
SFMA Level 1, Feb 11-12:
SFMA Level 1, May 27-28: