We are always trying to improve our facility for our clients, we have made another step in this with our readiness to train protocols. We will be implementing these over the next few weeks and months starting with our P.O.M.S (Profile of Mood Status) chart.
You can take a look at it below, at my video i recorded a few weeks ago.
So whats is a P.O.M.S chart?
It is a readiness to train protocol. It’s a basic mood chart with 5 questions to ask yourself before you start your session. It will hep you evaluate you performance during todays training session, taking in to account your mood affected by phycological and physical stressors that will affect your performance.
So just 5 Simple questions.
- How is your mood today?
- How good was your sleep last night?
- Hows your enthusiasm and energy for training?
- How is your appetite today?
- Any pain, tingling or numbness in your body? Yes or No. (If yes you need to see a physio or physical therapist)
And just 3 answers……… Poor, Good or Great
With your answers you can gauge the effort of your training session will be before your start training. Why is this so important, you might be asking yourself?
Every day of our lives we are all bombarded with stress. Although active individuals like to think that training is the main stress their bodies take, the truth is that physical activity is just a fraction of it. Just think about other common stressors you face when simply living life:
- Death or sickness of a loved one
- Relationship or personality conflicts
- Overwork and job scheduling stress
- Employment issues
- New additions to the family
- Financial stress, including mortgages, loans, bills, etc.
- Chronic pain, illness or injuries
- Stress of study or deadlines.
- Emotions such as anger, depression or fear and anxiety.
- Poor nutrition and dehydration.
Theses stressors will affect your training performance and recovery.
Over time your body will not be able to sustain a combination of these stressors along with physical stressors of tough sessions and you will end up burning and inevitably not achieving your goals.
Im not saying that your don’t feel like training, that you stay at home and put your feet up on the couch. Just take into account how tough todays session will be, by taking a look at or P.O.M.S chart before you start training today.
Our bodies can only take so much stress.
Any questions on this don’t be afraid to ask?
Have you and thoughts on this?
Train hard, train smart and stay healthy…..(but remember to have a quick looks at our P.O.M.S chart).
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