How Many Times a Week Should Your Clients Workout?

Everyone wants to know how often they want to work out. Do you tell all of your clients the same answer?

In this video, Mike takes you through this foundational topic of programming. What exactly is training frequency? What dictates the optimal amount of times to work out each week?

He even adds in a few example programs for you to take home and ponder immediately.

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For further reading, look no further than the manual of training science, “Supertraining”.

Why “Speed Work” Isn’t Making You Faster

Rest periods might be the most underrated component of any program. Clients tend not to realize how important it is that they take a certain amount of time resting between exercises, and it’s easy for coaches to let it slide.

And if you remember nothing else from IFAST University, you remember this:

Improper rest periods completely undermine your speed work.

In this video, Mike takes you through this foundational topic of programming. What exactly is a rest period? What dictates the optimal amount of time to rest between exercises?

Walk away with the 4 ranges of rest time that correspond to a specific training adaptation to make sure your athletes who need strength are actually getting stronger.

For related videos, be sure to check out

For further reading, look no further than the manual of training science, “Supertraining”.

Moving Motor Morons

Have you ever worked with a client who seemed to not understand a single word you were saying?

“Lay down on your side.”
“Okay.”
**Lays down on back**

Seriously. If this hasn’t happened to you yet, you just wait. You’ll be so taken aback.

IFAST coach Jae Chung is familiar with these scenarios, and as our resident coaching expert, we’ve decided to bring him in to talk about

  • The kinds of problems you will run into with these clients
  • How to have empathy for these kinds of clients
  • How to coach these clients more effectively

Coaching these people can be frustrating. To be blunt, it is difficult. Use some of Jae’s wisdom to help you through these tough scenarios.

Mirroring Clients

If your clients are going to listen to you, you need them to trust you. You build trust by building rapport.

There are many ways to do this, but one of the simplest ways is mirroring.

In this video, IFAST coach Jae Chung addresses

  • What is mirroring?
  • Why do people do it?
  • How can I do it if I’m not good at it?
  • What to do if this feels weird and unnatural

That last bullet is, honestly, the most difficult part of mirroring your clients. Being too aware of it makes you look weird.

Treat it just like training: gradually increase volume and intensity over time.