They do not instructexercises with dumbbells "Barbell exercises are difficult to teach, properinstruction takes a long time, and if done incorrectly with too much weight,Dumbbell exercises, on the other hand, are easy to teach. If a person doesn'thave the right knowledge about how muscles grow or the right techniques toexercise them, they could end up doing more harm than good with their workoutroutine. They run the risk of wasting a lot of time by doing things the wrongway in an attempt to get the results they want.
It's the same argumentas saying that schools are a waste of money because anyone can pick up newskills. A skilled individual trainer will accommodate the unique requirementsof each client to guide them toward achieving the most favorable outcomespossible. Although I wouldn't say that personal trainers are completelypointless, I have found that the vast majority of them are not knowledgeableabout their field and are not very good at what they do.
They are only interestedin talking about themselves, rather than concentrating on you. Your fitnesscoach should focus on you, especially during the free introductory trainingsession that you are entitled to, including your medical and health history,your fitness goals, and ensuring that you are performing the exercises in thecorrect form. Unfortunately, not everyone who calls themselves a personaltrainer is worthy of the title, even though many people legitimately earn theright to use it.
If the personal trainerthat you work with addresses any of these concerns, you may want to look intoworking with someone else to assist you in achieving your fitness objectives.If you are fortunate enough to find a good coach in a corporate gym, you willmost likely leave with a high turnover before your contract is completed, andyou will be assigned another coach (you will still be stuck with the contract).If you are fortunate enough to find a good coach in a private gym, you willmost likely leave with a high turnover as well.
You should be very specificwith your fitness coach about the goals you want to achieve, and you shouldalso inform them of any relevant medical history or conditions you have.Recently, while attending our semi-annual Goddess retreat, I had theopportunity to catch up with an old customer who is also a good friend of mine.This customer had been working out with us at Goddess for several years beforeher recent relocation to a different region of Sydney (sniff!).
But she'd been followingmy online program and had discovered a place to work out in her part of town –and to make a long story short, we all remarked on how fit and fabulous sheappeared to be (it's important to note that she's always looked amazing;however, none of us had seen her in a few months, so the change was even moreapparent!). She was telling me about her recent workout routine as we werechatting in the kitchen. She told me that she had joined another Bootcamp thatshe enjoyed and that in addition to that, she was working out at the gym threetimes per week (it's no wonder she looked so fit!).
And then she mentionedthat in addition to that, she had inquired at her gym about the possibility ofparticipating in some personal training sessions. I wanted to know why she wasalready putting so much effort into her training because it was paying off, soI asked her about it. And I must say, I was taken aback by her response. Sheexplained that all she wanted was for the results she had been achieving on herown to come about more quickly.
My response was an enthusiasticyes, yes, and yes. Why? However, she was already achieving remarkable success.She was aware of what to do during training and in the gym, and she wasconsuming the appropriate amounts of nutrients consistently. The only reasonshe was thinking about getting personal training was that she believed thathaving more one-on-one attention might help her achieve even better results.And if you've ever had the same thought before, let me tell you something thatwill save you both time and money.
Now, there are timeswhen I think one-on-one personal training is a good idea. For example, ifyou're just getting back into shape after an injury or if you're expecting ababy and you want to make sure that your form is correct and that you won'thurt yourself... or if you've never worked out before and have no idea what thehell you're doing, here are some things you should know... Alternatively, ifthe only way you are going to get out of bed and exercise is if a personaltrainer holds a metaphorical gun to your head, then, by all means, schedule afew one-on-one sessions with a trainer.
But other than that, myadvice is to put your money away. When women come to me with the question ofwhether or not they should get personal training, I almost always tell them thatthey do not require one-on-one training but rather that they should work with acoach instead. You can find a good coach online or in a setting thatfacilitates group training. A good coach will hold you accountable, provide youwith a plan, encourage you to pursue your goals, and guide you back to theright path if you stray from it. However, the vast majority of you don't need acoach to stand there and count every rep because you are more than capable ofdoing so on your own.