You Might Need to Reconsider Your Strength Coach or Trainer IF…
1. “Guarantees” are given. This is tricky, tricky territory! The most common promise: Guaranteed Fat-Loss! Oh, boy… if only it were that easy. Guarantees like this one make me think about the legendary snake-oil salesmen of yesteryear. Be very wary, ask lots of questions, and get to the root of the guarantee. In my experience, something unrealistic is involved in getting the guarantee.
2. Only one primary training system is emphasized: TRX certification, anyone? It’s all about tools in the toolbox! A highly qualified coach or trainer will pull from a multitude of methods to help you achieve extraordinary goals.
3. The main sales pitch involves a heavy emphasis on “lady” specific training. There’s no such thing! Considerations especially for women, sure, but I’d limit those to pregnancy and not much else. Simply being a woman is not justification for a whole new training method. Being human is really the main thing that needs to be considered.
4. Exercises are labeled as “functional” and “non-functional” – I’ve been doing this for a long time & I still don’t really know how an exercise is functional or not. I mean, if you’re training to be the best at Concentration Curls by doing concentration curls then doesn’t that mean even they are “functional”? Feel free to post your best guess or answer in the comments!
5. Repetition ranges are limited to 10 reps & up! And if this is coupled with #1, put your blinders on and immediately leave the building!
So, that’s just another 5 added to Ryan’s… Who has some more good ones to contribute? This is a short list, so please post to comments & share with friends on Twitter & Facebook!