Friday, January 17, 2014
So I decided to bite the bullet and hire a trainer. Figured that if I had someone to show me the proper form of various exercises and to be there to correct me if I lose my form that I might gain a little confidence in doing the exercises. Also, if there is someone waiting for me to work out, I would be less likely to blow off the exercise session. Someone that could push me a little further than I would push myself but not push me to the point of injury. Someone that would help me develop a routine or two of exercises to do.
Well I was wrong. My trainer rarely makes it to the gym for our Monday evening work out. Never shows up on at 5:15 pm as scheduled but anytime between 5:40 and 6:15 - if at all. When she is there, I have no sense of preparation of routine but whatever feels good at the moment. We bounce from legs to abs to upper body. Some sets are 12, some are 15, some are 30. It doesn't seem to be based on whether or not I am struggling with the exercise. Then there is my recent injury. I injured my wrist just before our first meeting 5 weeks ago. (Bad enough that simply turning my hands and arms can cause a shot of pain to rise up.) I didn't know how I injured it - figured it might be my tendonitis flaring up at first - still not sure. When I told her that, the next day she chose to do an upper body routine with weight. I wore a brace but it still hurt. The next session, I told her that it felt better but was still sore - she insisted on me tossing a small medicine ball back and forth with her. Then she wanted me to do one arm push ups with 8lb weights. I told her that I have never been able to do a push up and that was beyond my skill. She insisted that I try her exercise. I told her that I can't lift an 8 lb weight with my injured wrist so she handed me a 5 pound one. I didn't do the exercise.
I have decided to drop her. So now I am looking for a good trainer.