Training is Like Farming

This is such a great article and really says it all. I think we are all impatient as human beings but truly we must have faith and perseverance to succeed with any endeavor. Have a great weekend!

Michael Boyle's Strengthcoach.com Blog

I wrote this in 2005, I think and reposted it three years ago. Here we go again.

I think I remember Stephen Covey in his book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People making reference to what I believe he called “the law of the farm.” The reference was meant to show that most of the truly good things in life take time and can’t be forced or rushed. Covey described the process of farming and alluded to how it requires patience and diligence to grow crops properly. In addition, farming requires belief in the system. The farmer must believe that all the hard work and preparation will eventually yield a long-term result.

As a strength and conditioning coach, business owner and personal trainer, the concept has always stuck with me. The process of exercising is much like farming or like planting a lawn. There are no immediate results from exercise…

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