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Haters Gonna Hate! hey, I’m Sarah from mostmotion® and I’m here with another video for every sports and fitness coach who wants to help out with injuries, but doesn’t want to get all technical about it. And is worried that this being so simple is going to upset people and tread on people’s toes and stuff like that. So why do haters hate? Well, injury hacking is all about simplifying injuries so that more people can help out and do all the little jobs that, you know, are easy to do for non specialist coaches, okay. And specialist coaches oftentimes get upset about that, because they’re quite protective of the knowledge that they have spent their hard earned money and time learning. And I get that I totally get that.
I have spent the last 30 years in the fitness industry now. And if I was to add up how much I have spent on courses over the years, it’d probably be over 50 grand. So I totally get where you’re coming from in terms of being protective of that. But there is absolutely no need. Because simplifying things does not mean undercutting. It actually means amplifying and it can be applied to injuries specialist coaches, and non injury specialist coaches. I’m going to show you how through the steps of injury prevention.
There’s three initial steps. The first step is observation. If you can see the emotional and physical clues, that there are problems with your clients, participants, whatever you want to call them, group members. If you can see those signs, you can see in their behaviours, you can see in the reactions to people, you can see in their postures, just those observations, everybody can do that. And just because you can do that doesn’t mean to say that you are some kind of expert all of a sudden, of course, it doesn’t, it just makes you a more compassionate, more thoughtful coach.
If you can see that somebody’s struggling, because you have learned what those signs are, and you would not have seen those before, then you might change your session, you might just tailor your words or your language or your behaviours, actions to that person a little bit more closely, and that makes you a better coach. If you can then layer on your injury knowledge, and you can see that actually, somebody is struggling, they haven’t mentioned anything, but you can see that they’re struggling, then you can add that extra thinking that extra layer that you know, on top of that.
The second stage is variation. Okay, if you know how to open up joints and reduce the movement restrictions that caused these problems in the first place. And you can do that while you’re warming people up, cooling people down during the recovery days, things like that, and you can plan your sessions around that. Again, it doesn’t make you an injury expert, it makes you more engaging, more interesting coach with endless amounts of variations and possibilities and ideas that your clients participants are gonna absolutely love. So it doesn’t matter whether you are non specialist or injury specialist, you can layer on that variation of movement idea, and you can apply that to your people regardless of what you know. But obviously, you can then layer on your previous knowledge on top of that, it just makes you a better coach.
So the third stage of injury prevention is underpinning. And I mean that there are three body positions that are present in all injuries that I’ve ever come across, and all technique problems that I’ve ever seen. And if you know what they are and how to deal with those, again, it doesn’t make you an injury expert, it makes you a laser targeted coach, you can absolutely smash the results you were getting before the results your clients and participants have ever had before. Because you can get right to the heart of the problem without ever needing to understand anything about injuries.
All these three initial stages are nothing to do with injuries themselves. But again, it doesn’t matter whether you are an injury specialist coach or a non specialist coach, it just is an extra tool in your box it’s an extra layer that you can add to your knowledge. Okay, so I’m just checking my notes. I don’t forget what I’m supposed to say. Yes. So whether or not you have a you know about injuries, you can layer that on, and you can just amplify your coaching skills, regardless of your expertise or knowledge about injuries.
So simplifying, doesn’t mean stupid. It doesn’t mean dumbing down. It doesn’t mean any of the other negative connotations that people who feel threatened will say, okay, simple just basically means awesome when it comes to injury prevention and coaching. So, if you are ready to supercharge your coaching, then no matter what you coach, whatever sport you’re coaching whoever you coach, it doesn’t really matter, you can find out more about these initial stages and the other two as well as there’s five in total, you can check those out in my book, you can get the free PDF version in the link, I’ll put it in the comments or in the description or somewhere around here. But if you want the text version, then you can get you can get it on Kindle, or you can get the paperback from Amazon and the link for that is mostmotion.com/book. And again, I’ll put that in the comments or the description. So you can go and grab that. Have a read of it. There’s loads of tips and tricks in there that you can implement straightaway. There’s checklists and stuff like that. So you can find out more about how you get involved in all of these stages and what is involved in each stage in the book. So thanks for watching, and I’ll see you again next time.