Think of achieving results from your workouts the same way you would view saving money. If you know you need coaching and guidance to save money, you hire a coach in the form of a financial planner. This is no different than going to a gym to hire a coach or purchasing a program to follow on your own written by a trainer. Here's where people go wrong, they get impatient after a month or two of working with a new coach, trainer, or program. They blame their lack of significant results on the coach, trainer, or program and decide to jump to a different one. If you took 3 ways to save or make money: 1) Stock market, 2) Real estate, 3) Piggybank and tried each one for a month or two and then moved on to the next, you will struggle to see your money grow. Each time you pull your money from one strategy and put it into a new strategy, you start from zero. This leads to very little gain at the end of a year. Same goes for working out and training. If you pull your efforts every few months from the coach, trainer, or program you are on to jump into a new one due to boredom and lack of rapid results, you will constantly be starting from zero. This common circumstance isn't a coach, trainer, or program problem, it's a consistency problem. Pick one, stick to it, crush it, get results. That's how this works. Prioritize 6, 8, 12 months of being consistent with a coach, trainer, or program before you audit the process and decide if it's capable of helping you achieve the results you want.
Tim DiFrancesco, PT, DPT spent 6 seasons as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and is the founder of TD Athletes Edge. He is nationally renowned for his evidence-based and scientific approach to fitness, training, nutrition, and recovery for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.