Tuesday, February 19, 2013
One of the perks of my new gym (I will stop referring to it as "charming" "petite" and "quaint" because I really like it - despite its intimate coziness!) is that I get a free hour with one of the personal trainers. Rick the trainer interviewed me extensively by phone. To try and get the most from the upcoming hour, I advised him of the following:
1. My physique, level of healthfulness and overall stamina is akin to a deflated basketball.
2. I am not a bodybuilder and do not aspire to be one.
3. I come in during the early mornings, when others are not around. Do not count on the existence of a spotter.
4. My gym goal is weight loss - I told him about the glide-path to weigh zero and such.
5. My PT goal is to learn techniques to make the most beneficial use of my gym time and energy.
6. The measure of a successfully intense workout for me, is not necessarily to be puking up my own pancreas when I am done (I have seen PTs overwork people).
7. I've been more-or-less overweight to obese my entire life. We are not restoring some past measure of slenderness and healthfulness, as in point-of-fact said condition never existed in my personal history.
What else should I share?
Of course, Rick will want to sell me on ongoing regular PT sessions for the rest of my natural life. Of course, the money tree remains bare. What would you want to get out of a single PT hour, in that context? Am I wrong to focus on techniques (i.e., how to use all the equipment, proper routines for the free weights, etc.?).