Is Your Trainer Stealing From You?

I wanted to take some time out from editing photos from all the shoots I did on the roadtrip to talk about something that has been getting under my skin as of late. If you follow me on Facebook, then you’ve probably heard of all my rants that go a little something like this:

“…again people, if you are overweight/obese and your trainer is having you do bullshit like bicep curls and lateral abduction, HE IS STEALING MONEY FROM YOU!! Stop wasting your time and money!!”

Elite Fitness and Kettlebell Systems in Lafayette, Louisiana

It boggles my mind when I see so-called personal trainers have their overweight/obese clients do bicep curls and tricep extensions the entire session. Then they have them lay down and do crunches. If you’re overweight/obese, I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that you want to lose weight. The aforementioned exercises will do NOTHING for you! On top of that, more often than not, the trainers are talking more than they are training! Personal trainers are expensive, so whatever you’re paying your trainer, wouldn’t you want your money’s worth?

Don’t get me wrong, bicep curls and tricep extensions are not bad exercises. What I’m saying is that they will do nothing for you if you’re overweight/obese. And even if you’re not overweight/obese, you’re still wasting time by doing these exercises. They’re single joint exercises that train small muscles that will do little to help you increase your metabolism. So when do I use these exercises?

- at the beginning of my workout for pre-fatigue
- at the end of my workout as a supplement to my multi-joint exercises
- as a part of a super set or compound set

Elite Fitness and Kettlebell Systems in Lafayette, Louisiana

Folks, do more multi-joint exercises such as squats, chest presses, rows, etc. That way, not only will you be hitting your large muscle groups but you’ll also train the biceps and triceps as well. On top of that, if you’re able to hold a conversation with your trainer, that means you ain’t training hard enough. There are obviously a ton of other factors that go into training including but not limited to rest intervals, rep range, sets, load, etc. I just wanted to touch on why I call BS when I see trainers have their clients do single joint exercises day in and day out. Believe me when I tell you they are knowingly stealing your money.

Hey, my training rate is expensive, but at least I CARE about you.

I shot these photos at Elite Fitness and Kettlebell Systems in Lafayette, LA during my roadtrip. Do you think these girls spend their training sessions doing bicep curls and talking? They work non-stop and when they rest, they get 30-60 seconds of rest at most. Not only is their trainer pushing them but they are pushing themselves. It all comes down to how bad do you want it? If you’re talking and bicep curling all day, then that means you just don’t want it bad enough…

Make sure you look up Elite Fitness if you’re ever in Lafayette!

Elite Fitness and Kettlebell Systems in Lafayette, Louisiana

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Corina - Well said… i listen to you :)

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