Benefits of a Proper Trainer
Monday, July 10, 2017
I've been around the block enough times to know the difference between a good trainer and a bad one. I've had bad trainers. The ones who took a 10 hour course and signed on at the local gym who just hand you a weight and call it a day. The ones with a one-size-fits-all mentality. So I'm pretty picky about who I want to work with, and that's why I've been doing the same boot camp program for 3+ years now. It's just that - a PROGRAM. It's not your typical boot camp where it's just running all the time, it's a combination of strength and cardio that's meant to be a complete program over the course of the week. And I do it with the owner of the company and head trainer because he knows how to push, when to push, and when to back off.
My RD wants me to 'lift heavy things' so that I don't lose muscle while I'm losing fat. So I went to Tom today and confessed that I really don't know what to do. I intended to join a local gym for more access to weights, but Tom said he'd work with me in class so that on the strength side I'm lifting heavier things as instructed. So while everyone else was on the TRX doing 30 reps of a chest press, I was practically horizontal (working harder) but only did 15 reps. And even that nearly made me fall over from exhaustion.
Today was just day one, and Tom will need to be reminded of my updated goals regularly for awhile, but I have full confidence that he knows my body, my capabilities, and my goals and can help get me there.
YAY for trainers!