I’ve got all the facilities I need


I’ve been to clubs that have better set up than mine. They have funding, their track is better, they have some major weights facilities. Does that bother me? Not a bit.Lets take it one stage further. If you look up Jacko Gill on Youtube or Vimeo and watch him train, you will notice a couple of things. First the guy trains hard. Second, what a great set-up he’s got at his home. You might mistakenly believe that because of the set-up he is successful. I don’t believe that for one second. I think Jacko Gill would be successful if he was from a family on the poverty line. His attitude makes him successful. His drive. But back to the facility. Some of you might not have access to a gym, to proper weights so you think you are restricted in what you can do. You are wrong. You are allowing an obstacle to become real. You have to overcome any obstacle that stands in the way of you achieving your dream and this may be one of them. None of us has the money to build a gym. We often don’t have the money to join a gym. So how can you overcome this obstacle?With passion, drive and innovation. You need to get stronger so you need a lifting program but you don’t have weights. Obviously, the easiest solution is to use bodyweight exercise but you can go further than that. Get down to your local tyre centre and get yourself a tyre. There are plenty of exercises involving tyre lifts and the scrap tyres are free. Get a thick log, cut out some handles and you’ve got yourself a bar bell. Different thickness logs are your different weights. Get a length of rope so you can do rope climbs. Stick some weights in a rucksack.You don’t have an indoor track, get some warmer clothes. Find a corridor to train in. You don’t have a speed sled, use a tyre. Don’t have a speed ladder, use some sticks. You have plenty of options. Find a way. You’ve got all the facilities you need if you want it bad enough. You just have to stop making excuses.

Lee Ness

Lee Ness

Sprint Coach and Coaching Coordinator at City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club
Lee Ness is a coach in the UK. He has a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Engineering. He is the Sprint Coach and Coaching Coordinator for City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club. He is also Coaching Coordinator and Team Manager for Wiltshire Athletics Association. He has a Level 2 UKA coaching license and a level 1 FA badge. He has written for Athletics Weekly and contributes to a few websites.
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