#256 – Getting Started #8: What to Do When Training Gets HARDTags: Coaches' Corner getting started Self-Coach
You’ve heard it before. A good training program is simple, hard, and effective. But what does hard mean exactly?
Most novices have never done anything physically hard in their life — especially physical tasks that require maximal amounts of force production. So they must learn what hard means, in the context of strength training. The first encounter with hard often comes as a shock. With practice, determination, and encouragement from a good coach or training partner, however, a novice lifter can learn to overcome, set PRs, and become a lifter for life.