Asking for a 7-day program

The professional asks for a 7-day program. She’s committed.

The amateur asks for a 3-day program, unsure how often she’ll be able to get to the gym. She’s uncommitted.

A coach once described two of his athletes to me, whom we’ll call Adam and Zach. If Adam didn’t have a gym he would run out to the woods and find things to lift, find tree limbs to jump over, find hills to sprint. If Zach didn’t have a gym he’d tell his coach, “Sorry I’m not in shape, coach. I couldn’t afford a gym membership.”

The professional shows up 7 days-a-week, gym or no gym, sniffles or no sniffles.