it’s kind of like the “never let them see you sweat” philosophy… maybe they are so used to you just being able to do things, physically, that they think you are superwoman!! would you feel comfortable letting them know that this is an amazing struggle?
Oh wow…thanks so much for you fantastic reply! Wow, yes, I haven’t seen it this way yet.
I think there is only one person who has actually seen me training, is my friend (I don’t call names to secure her privacy) in Finland. She is extremely fit herself and we had some good sessions where we were screaming the head of our shoulders for the few extra reps.
I normally NEVER do this in front of my clients…they do know that I can do it (as I need to show them their exercises or sometimes the clients want to see me doing pull ups etc…just because it looks cool) but I wouldn’t train with them on my own maximum.
That’s probably more to do with the concentration> I need the concentration for my clients and the session. I also need the energy to go through several sessions…so I choose smaller weights when I train with clients (let’s say for a kettle bell session). I also don’t want to be to intimidating;) the spot light and attention is on the clients and not on me as it’s their session and I want it this way.
I also train better when I’m alone and have my full concentration. For my pull up routine I don’t even want my partner to be around…and I normally train when he sleeps or is not at home (so noon time in between sessions when he is at work and I have my break).
I have to mentally prepare myself each time…as doing so many pull ups is NOT easy. It might sound easy but it is NOT easy for me and I need 100% focus.
And I think you are right here> I don’t want many people to see this as it’s a very private moment for me.
At the studio I’m all funny…a little bit like a clown who is always happy, funny and full on.
The mood I’m having for my own routines is the complete opposite as I have to be fully concentrated and I’m dead serious. As I said I feel scared at the same time. It feels like going through an exam each time.
I don’t want my clients/colleagues to be in this dead serious atmosphere and would never show it. Maybe that’s why it’s hard for them to understand that it took a little bit more than a happy foolish mood to do that;)
…ah…you got me all thinking now…thanks for that! Thanks for the thoughts!