The ‘Learn to Lift’ program is a short term alternative to personal training. There is a heavy focus on educating rather than instructing clients, in order to get you on your way to success without breaking the bank long term. One of the aims of EAC is to change as many lives as possible, by introducing new people to the world of strength training. In order to do this, we teach people what to do rather than tell them what to do; a subtle difference; but it changes everything.
If your the type of person that’s a little bit hesitant to step outside of their comfort zone and begin going to gym like you’ve told yourself for so long, now is the time to make the change. We can get you started in your journey and equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to stay on top of your health.
First, we establish your short and long term goals. This allows us to design a program that is going to produce the results you want. We then teach you why the plan is programmed the way it is to ensure you begin to understand why we’re doing the specific things we are. Then, we begin the coaching process. Like all our programs, we begin with basic movements, and slowly progress you up to the more technically complex exercises at your own rate.
As you are progressed, you will begin to understand how your body moves and the influence this has on your performance. When we reach the final stages of the program, you will not only understand HOW your body moves, but also WHY it moves the way it does. Once your coach is happy with your progress and performance, they will give you the option to start your solo journey, or you might love it so much you just cant leave,
Sessions in our LTL program are 50 minutes in length with a minimum of 1 session per week and a maximum of 3. Training is broken down into 2 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.
Based on your personal program design, we will follow a progressively structured plan that helps you achieve your goals. This is the main component of the program where 90% of the coaching will be. Exercise execution will be carefully controlled and cued in a way that makes you the most move in the most efficient way possible, leading to the quickest improvements.
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.
As mentioned previously, our aim is to change lives through the introduction of strength training. So how can we increase the number of people we serve? Group training! For those getting into a gym for the first time, having someone else join with you is the best way to increase the likelihood of you sticking to your program. The LTL program is open to groups of two MAX – this means that not only do you get more time with your coach per session (70m), but the cost per session will also be lowered! Better service at a cheaper cost, doesn’t get much better than that.
If group sessions are what your after, please indicate this in your enquiry.