Coaching Moment: Giving you what you need

Josh Melendez
July 26, 2023
Coaching Moment: Giving you what you need

As coaches, one of our responsibilities is to give you what you need.

We have your best interest in mind. We know that you may not want to be exposed to running or burpees or lifting heavy loads or stretching your overhead position or scaling a movement, but it is what you need. 

Our goal is to increase your work capacity across broad time and modal domain. This means increase your fitness. 

By improving your weaknesses, we are also improving your strengths. And I know, working on weaknesses may not be that exciting. You are exposing yourself to something you are not good at yet which is frustrating. Trust me, I get it. I have many weaknesses as an athlete but I know from experience how working on them can improve your fitness. 

Giving you what you need does not mean you can't ever do what you want, as long as it is safe. We can still find balance in this. You can still do what you enjoy to do but just know that if you truly want to get to your personal goals, that means improving your overall work capacity will get you there. 

Again, that means work on your weaknesses by doing what you need to do. Your coaches care about you and are here to help you. If we only gave you what you wanted or let you do what you only want to do, then we are not coaching you with your best interest in mind. We are then coaching you with our best interest in mind because the easy thing to do is just let you do what you want to do. 

We are not here for the easy road as coaches or athletes. We know as your coaches our responsibility is to give you what you need because that is what will help you best. 


Josh Melendez

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