In recent years, the practice of popular sports has experienced an exponential growth. Sport as leisure and as a recreational physical activity has become a mass phenomenon.
One of the sports that has benefited most from this growth is athletics, with running increasingly attracting ordinary people. Physical exercise, as we all know, means health and well-being. It improves our physical condition and makes the everyday life of its participants more enjoyable. But physical exercise also has its risks. A poor approach to training can lead to injuries and in extreme cases, even cause serious health problems. That is why we need to make the right choice when it comes to the person you trust your physical training to, even if it is only a hobby and not with a view to becoming an elite athlete.
We go to an ophthalmologist and not a butcher when we have problems with our sight and when we have problems with the car we go to a mechanic and not an osteopath. In the same way, when we want proper physical fitness training we should go to people who are both experienced and qualified fitness instructors. And that doesn’t mean someone who has completed a 20-hour fitness course or the typical trainer who says he’s been coaching all his life! Experience without knowledge is worthless.
Do you know what planning is? Just as at work, in your weekly budget and in your daily life you plan, when it comes to training it is essential that your fitness regime is also planned. And it’s useless planning in any way that takes your fancy! Bad planning might not only limit your performance, but could cause you an injury or a setback and consequently could mean that all of the time that you have invested in training has been wasted and maybe even that your fitness levels end up worse than when you first started training.
Ladies and Gentlemen, people invest time and money in physical training in order to gain something. And if there exists training for physical fitness instructors it is because it is known that it can make coaching more effective and less risky when it comes to sport injuries. Do not trust those who say they have many years of experience as fitness instructors with no formal training in this field. Experience is fine but without training it poses a risk to learners.
So what is the solution? On the one hand it is necessary to strictly regulate all aspects of sport and fitness. In other words, just because someone wants to be a fitness instructor does not mean that he should be. He or she must have a number of prerequisites to be able to coach properly. And on the other hand, your collaboration is necessary – you must seek the help of qualified and experienced people. Do not gamble with your health leaving your physical training in the hands of just anybody. Let the professionals do their job. Let’s put an end to these so called “experts” in running. Those who say they know a lot but in actual fact have very limited knowledge, or those who believe that by having a large number of athletes automatically makes them good coaches.
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