I think people get married to ideas, methodologies, and exercises. I'll lump myself into that group as well. I'll admit that I've known of the benefits of unilateral training for a while yet never implemented it. Until I started getting hurt, I hit plateaus, and honestly felt like I was working for nothing. Now, I'm not necessarily a competitive weightlifter. It's just something I am passionate about because I find beauty in working against the natural forces of the earth. I
It's a few weeks into the New Year, and around this time many people start ditching their New Year's resolutions. When I worked in the corporate fitness setting, 3-6 weeks in is when we noticed the highest drop off of people and decrease in personal training sessions that we conducted. We used to tell people that if they could make it six weeks then they would succeed, but honestly I don't know if I would truly promote that these days as I continue to train myself and others.
I recently left the major gym chain location that I had worked at for 9 months. It was a fast transition, but one that allowed me to get back into the sport performance realm. I learned a lot in those months. I learned some good things, and some bad things. A lot of time, in the performance world, big chain gyms get a bad rep (looking at you Planet Fitness) because of the equipment availability or the rules regarding which exercises are allowed to be performed or not performe