Agency may either be classified as unconscious, involuntary behavior, or purposeful, goal directed activity (intentional action). An agent typically has some sort of immediate awareness of their physical activity and the goals that the activity is aimed at realizing. In ‘goal directed action’ an agent implements a kind of direct control or guidance over their own behavior.
A goal of mine for 2019 was to be more proactive and to really engage with life. That is how I started thinking about Human Agency, and how it could be applied to the fitness industry.
In my ideal world, the role of a Coach would be to educate their client/athlete to a certain point of understanding where they need the coach less and less. That is the basis of my whole approach. Each of these Posts have had in mind the idea of educating the reader to the point of being able to do it themselves.
It may take time to figure out this intuitive approach to training, but life is long too!
Taking Physical Agency will improve your ability to engage with your environment, maybe not making your life longer, but at least making it easier!
Take Agency of your Health & Fitness!
(is that even grammatically correct?)
Create your own movement routine and figure out what works best for you.
Do what feels good but DON’T forget that you still have to train Strength (with resistance / weights).
Train intuitively but DON’T forget to train functional movements and to balance out your pushing and pulling movements.
The next few posts will help clarify how to adopt this approach to training.
There are certain rules / principles / ‘physiological triggers’ that when understood lead to a better understanding of how you should be training.