I have been so lucky to have the pleasure of seeing Katie these past few days - on the quest to become massive, we decided to meet up in Brisbane after the All Females with the other members of team FHMF (Shelley and Shannon(who has the same dreaded lurgy I have)). I have been training Shelley face to face now for the past few weeks and I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of training Katie twice whilst she was here (and also luring her into RPM HiPerformance).
It is such a fantastic feeling when you know that you are making a connection with your client in terms of what you want to teach them. We've had some great discussions about personality typing (Katie is an "NT" type - "the inventor" who wants to know the how and why of what works) - and it was really great to see Katie clicking in to what I wanted her to know and then being able to immediately change her position and movement patterns to focus on the area that we were targeting. We spent our first training session learning how to squat and do Romanian deadlifts and learning how to activate the glutes and today's lesson was about learning to engage the muscles of the back and shoulders effectively in upper body workouts.
Shelley also came and trained this morning - we worked on progression to front squats and for those of who struggle with squats, Shelley has developed the skills to be able to be able to take her glutes lower than knee line and still maintain perfect upper body alignment. Today's lesson was all about deadlifting technique and it was awesome to see it coming together over the course of the training session.
The type of sessions where I see visible results within one session are definitely my favourites1. Speaking of training sessions, I will try and keep a day free after the comps in Melbourne as I am coming down then. If you want a training session and need to learn something specific, let me know.