EAC’s aesthetic coaching isn’t for those that want to develop a killer physique and get on stage. A specialised bodybuilding coach sounds more suited to you. But if looking your best and living a healthy lifestyle is important to you, then this program is perfect. Developing a physique isn’t about looking good because it fits other peoples expectations; its about creating something that’s going to give you the confidence to tackle whatever life throws at you.
If you’ve been a part of a gym for a while now but your not seeing the progress you want, odds are, theres something slowing you down and preventing you from becoming who you want to be. Our job is to get rid of that barrier to unleash your full potential. Hitting a plateau in your training is the worst feeling in the world; it makes you feel like all the hard work your putting in is doing nothing. With our methods, you can have confidence that we can get you on your way to your dream physique in no time.
What YOU want, becomes our goal too.
Similarly to our Athlete Development Program, training sessions are 55 minutes in length with a minimum of 1 session per week and a maximum of 3. Training is broken down into 3 sections:
1) Warm Up:
Warm ups are arguably the most crucial and overlooked component of training. A proper warm up will improve the quality of training, allowing you to improve the quality of the stimulus you receive, leading to quicker improvements.
2) Conditioning (Part 1):
The conditioning component of training will largely revolve around working up to and completing a single set of a certain exercise, in order to hit the session goal. This allows us to constantly improve on our previous performance, and get the stimulus we need to adapt.
3) Conditioning (Part 2):
Supplementary movements will then be prescribed to finish off the session, and target any other muscle groups that require additional stimulus.
By programming in such a methodical and advanced way, we are constantly able to apply the key principle in training: Progressive Overload.
It can be argued that recovery is the most important part of any training regime; which is why an emphasis is placed on effective recovery techniques. 99% of your growth and adaptation will be outside of the gym, so by teaching and encouraging the best science based recovery methods, we are able to recover faster, leading to an improvement in training quality. Effective recovery is also one of the most important factors in injury prevention, which leads on to the next point.
The best predictor of future injury is past injury. This is why there is such an emphasis on movement quality in all programs offered at EAC. By teaching correct movement patterns from the beginning of training, we mitigate the risk of injuring ourselves, and even begin to strengthen the connective tissue in our bodies to further reduce the likelihood of injury.
In order to effectively teach efficient movement patterns, all programs begin with most basic movements, and these are slowly progressed when the individual displays the competency to do so.
Every ‘Elite’ athlete must earn the right to put weight on the bar.
When people first start lifting, they are too keen to jump straight into the most complex and technically difficult movements they see on the internet. Following this route will inevitably see you injure yourself due to improper execution.
There’s two types of people in the gym. There’s the people that follow a structured and progressive program where they learn to move safely and efficiently. And then theres the others another one that aimlessly follow their favourite bodybuilders new Instagram workouts on a regular basis. I shouldn’t have to say which one is going to yield better long term results.
If you fail to provide your body with the necessary fuels it needs to operate, how can you expect to perform at the level you expect of yourself? Failure to effectively fuel your body will make all the hard work and dedication a waste.
Not only do we need to be fuelling our bodies prior to our training to ensure we gain all we can from our sessions, but we also need to adequately fuel them after training. We’ve already discussed why recovery is so important, so nutrition should be a no brainer.
What separates the ‘Elite’ from the rest of the crowd is their mindset. We teach our clients that we are only bound by the limits we place upon ourselves. When an individual understands this fact, it allows them to apply themselves to any situation in a way that others can’t. It raises the potential for this individual in everything they do; they no longer feel constrained by these limiting factors and can go on to break new boundaries.
Whilst the main goal of the program is about improving body composition and aesthetics, there is additional factors that must be considered. A body that looks good doesn’t serve much purpose if you don’t feel good does it? One of the biggest factors that most coaches will overlook is the importance of Structural Balance (Strength and muscle mass that is evenly distributed between the different planes of the body, e.g. Front to back / Top to Bottom). A body that is structurally balanced will not only look better and be less prone to injury, but it will have efficiently operating synergist and stabiliser muscles, which leads to improvements in overall strength potential. Because alot of coaches and personal trainers lack the knowledge surrounding the necessity of structural balance, the programs that they provide their clients will often result in muscle imbalances that hinder performance, and increase the likelihood of injury and deformity.