School has been kicking my butt lately, but in the best possible way. I'm really enjoying my internship. As important as I think it is to have book knowledge, there's some things that you can only learn while being in the gym and actually training. I've been learning so much from the great people I'm able to be with. And they're so generous with their knowledge. I'm very grateful I lucked out with such a good placement. It's a big enough facility that there are all kinds of clients. There are also lots of trainers so I can learn all different styles as well.
I knew before the semester started that exercise physiology was going to be a lot of work. It's a really dense science based class, but it's probably my favorite one so far. It's so interesting to learn how and why the body does what it does. Knowing the science behind things will give me the confidence to tell clients why I think they should do things a certain why, or why I've designed the workouts the way I have.
Biomechanics has been pretty dry so far (lots of physics), but we're slowly but surely translating that into how the body moves. While planes and axes are relatively easy to understand theoretically, I've been really working on figuring out how to apply them to real life situations. It's definitely harder than it looks.
Usually when I'm at the gym I'm busy with my workout and I don't really pay too much attention to the people around me. However, since I've been doing my internship I've noticed that a lot of people workout with music. Unless people are there with a friend and talking, there's a lot more ipods than I ever realized before. I'm one of those curious people who loves to know what people are listening to, so I'm going to share another one of my workout playlists today.
Almost all of the songs are ones I'm hearing on the radio at the moment, except for the Britney Spears one which is from a few years ago. I generally like to put newer music on my workout playlists because they get me more pumped and excited about my workout, though I do have some older favorites.
Leave a comment below with one song from your current workout playlist.