All relationships require good communication to succeed. When working with a coach whether in person or online, it is very important that you communicate with them. They are not in your body and do not know how you are feeling. Your coach doesn't know if you are feeling sick, if you got enough sleep, if the food isn't digesting... etc. I tell my clients the more information you can give me the better. In order to best help you achieve your goals I need to know these things. For example: how you are feeling? do you cramp up? does a squat hurt your knees? All of this information enables me to put together a program that is custom for you as well as prevents injuries. Everyone is unique and everyone's body works differently, that is why communication is key.
The texts shown above are from my CrossFit client. He just competed in the open and won. A concern of his was cramping up during the competitions. He communicated this with me and I was able to come up with a plan the week before to prepare his body for the competition. I gave him specific things to eat and drink at specific times to load the muscles and prevent them from cramping. Had he not communicated this concern I would not have been able to give him what he needed to do in order to win.
The first month of our relationship we will talk a lot just like any friendship or romantic relationship. That first month I am learning your body. What it responds to, what it doesn't like and what is the optimal workout for you. Once I learn your body, just like any relationship we will know how it works and it will require less effort. Don't be afraid to ask questions! That is why I am here. I love helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. So ask away!
To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge. ~Confucius