The WPU Code is a set of 12 Principles for training and for life.
They were born out of my own personal observations as a coach, athlete, and human being. The WPU code is something that guides my actions in both my professional and personal life.
I don't always get it right, but they serve as a poweful "reset" button to help get me back on track - I hope they can do the same for you.
You can read directly here, or click on the link to download your own personal copy for free (my gift to you).
What I'm about to say will probably ruffle a few feathers, but that doesn't make it less true.....
I was having a conversation with a PT today, and explaining that a Personal Trainer that struggles with clients to stick to weight management, and simply states,
"The reason you are not losing weight is that you need to eat less calories."
Is a bit like going to your GP with a broken leg in a cast and the Doctor stating,
"The reason that your leg is hurting you is that it is broken. Give it 6 weeks and it will probably stop."
Now your GP is not far wrong - but thats not why you went to see your GP now really was it? Your Doctor could have seen if you could get referred to a physiotherapist, give you some pain killers or see if there was something nutritionally that could be done to promote healing.
Do you follow me?
There is a difference between instructing and Coaching. While being "Overweight, "Obese" and having body fat are real physical phenomena, "Fatness" is a state of mind.
Often, without addressing the underlying issues you are just pissing in the wind.
This is where Personal Trainers struggle with "compliance" and to get deeper results for you.
Just a thought.
Everyone has an idea of what they think they should be eating - but often what you think you should be eating and what you actual need are two very different things.
I was having a debate in another facebook training group when the topic of nutrition and "cheating" came up.
It's a minefield of a subject - so I thought I'd share it here with you, before I cut through the "alternative facts" and give you the inside scoop on what you really need to focus on when it comes to eating.
*Rolls up sleeves*
Mate I'm going in. While I hear you, everyone is different. It's when you justify your choices that is often more telling. Let me give you an example (personal and client based). I LOVE food. I enjoy cooking and creating. Like, it's a full sensory experience for me, from sight, taste, touch, smell, textures the whole nine (whether for nutrition purposes or extra curricular activities - yeah I said it!).
So indeed it's engages emotions and sense on each level. I've never "treated" myself. I just have what I want with no qualms. I make an informed decision based on my needs, wants and goals. Now in this instance if food is a full on sensory experience (during consumption and post) it follows that my choices often reflect that I want the best possible experience not just eating it, but in the time after too).
Other than that, if it "works" for you and does no harm - crack on I say. (and yes there are caveats).
*rolls sleeves down and chills the f*ck out*
The truth is that when it comes to nutrition, what acutally works is pretty simple. There are some fundamental principles, that when you stick to them, will give you fantastic results in terms of health, performance and even the way you look.
It's really not that complicated.
But simplicity doesn't sell - that's the problem. So what to do? I'll tell you what, ignore the fad diets, fancy techniques and stick to the fundamentals. If you are not sure what they are, don't worry.
Over the next few weeks in the coming posts, I'll break it down for you, and cut out all the confusion....
Keeping it simple - but effective.