|01-15-2012, 02:43 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2012
How many of you started off with a personal trainer when you first started? I do not think I need one since I lifted in high school, but my wife suggested it.
|01-15-2012, 02:46 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Land of Big Red, Nebraska
My personal trainer has been numerous MAB posters, a few select fitness writers and strength coaches. The internet is full of USEFUL information as well as CRAP just like personal trainers. Do yourself a favor and save your money JMO do the research yourself.
"Lift heavy shit, eat healthy foods, run fast, sleep lots, work hard and f*ck often" Jason Ferruggia
|01-15-2012, 03:21 PM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Central Illinois
Training Exp: 20 yrs.
Training Type: Westside
Fav Exercise: All of Them! Bench, hehe.
Fav Supp: Food
I am my own personal trainer, a bad one though. I want my money back...lol
LOAD YOUR PLATE, LOAD YOUR BAR!
~ Roger Ryan
|01-15-2012, 03:32 PM||#5|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Appleton, WI
Training Exp: > 13 years
Training Type: Bodybuilding
Fav Supp: AAEFX's whole line.
I'm my own trainer also.
IF you go with one I recommend going with one at a personal studio that has good credentials, then talk to past clients with goals the same as your also.
DFAC Wheelchair Rep.
"3D Muscle Journey" Sponsored Athlete
"If you think your lean enough. Your 4 weeks out, keep going."
|01-15-2012, 03:38 PM||#6|
Kettlebells' Angel !!!!
Join Date: Dec 2010
Training Type: Other
Never lifted before and didn't use a personal trainer, just read plenty and watched vids on form as well as learned as I went along...still learning and tweaking as necessary.
36.5 kg /80.3 lb Middle-Finger DL (right hand)...
|01-15-2012, 09:49 PM||#8|
Bigger, Stronger, BAMA!
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Training Exp: 5
Training Type: ARGH!!!
Fav Exercise: Squats
Fav Supp: Deadlifts
Self taught, got a cheap certification and now I get to hear other people tell me, " you don't know what you are talking about, I don't want to squat, I want to ride that little bike thingy."
David, Husband, Father, Pastor
(Yasen Miroslav Zavadil)
Meet Maxes: Gym Maxes:
Squat 308 315
Bench 176 185 This WILL change!
Deadlift 408 375
Shooting for a 1000+ total for next meet, spring/summer 2015. (see quote below)
"If there is nothing you can improve on, your standards are too low!" - BAMA Strength Coach Scott Cochran
1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified
|01-15-2012, 09:53 PM||#9|
The Gristle Eating Giant
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: BeStrong IL
Training Exp: 2
Training Type: Strongman
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Rare Steak
I worked with a personal trainer when I first began since I had never before set foot in a gym. I was immediately taught all the wrong techniques and have spent the last 18 months unlearning them.
Anastas Dimitar Martin
|01-16-2012, 06:28 AM||#10|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New Castle, PA
Training Exp: 20+
Training Type: Other
Fav Exercise: DB Step Ups.. LOL:)
Fav Supp: F.O.O.D
There have been several advances in exercise science and program design, so if high school was before 1997, and all you did was follow routines in Muscle and Fitness and Flex magazines, then I'd recommend it.
But as the others have mentioned, find one that has multiple certifications, possibly a college degree in exercise science, and a reference list of successful clients with similar goals to your own.
And in full disclosure, yes I am a personal trainer.
I'm Doing the *WORK* now...So I don't squander my Retirement Savings on Liposuction and Plastic Surgery...#BEASTMODE
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