Thursday, December 3, 2009

Personal Trainers

Well, It is time for me to take this transformation that I've started to another level. I've decided I'm going to start a 12 week training program. It's an online personal training video series. Thank you to Bo Dixon for sending me the link. I will be sharing with you everything I experience with this.

I've been looking for a Personal Trainer for a very long time. I've started with several over the years and have never continued with more than a few sessions. I'm to the point where I'm very picky as to who I would choose to train me. My problem with most trainers is that they are thin and toned. That's not my goal. I need a personal trainer that I can look at, and say, that's where I'd like to be. A trainer that is not where I want to be, may know the steps, and how to get me there, but how do I know this? My bigger concern is that most trainers want you to do it their way, no question. But if their way has not gotten them to where I want to be, why would I want to go where they choose for me to go?

I have a good friend who has a personal trainer right now. I was asking my friend questions about his goals, and he had none really. All he could definitively tell me is that he wanted to be able to take off his shirt and not be embarrassed. For everyone that would be different so he obviously doesn't even know where he's going. This makes me wonder what the trainer is doing for him. He's been with this guy for more than 6 months and there are small improvements, but I don't see much. But even more to my point, the work outs the guy has him do sound more like building, and not toning. Just knowing my friend, I think he'd be happier with a more toned sleek look than big non defined pecs and arms.

A week or so ago, I was talking with a guy I've known for a while. He's apparantly now a Personal Trainer. He was giving me tips and I questioned him on some of them, because they were exactly contrary to what I've been told by other trainers. I'm still waiting to hear back from him after I threw out some logic that pointed out, he wasn't giving me advice that fit my goals.

For the past 2 years, my goals have been focused on weight loss. I'm now back to slightly better stats than I ever was in my 20's. My Goals have now changed. I am now concentrated on measurements and not weight. My chest is currently around 48", my short term goal is to get it to a 50". Long term 52"+. My arms are 16". My short term goal is 18", Long term is 21"+. My waist measures 45" around. Short term is 40", long term 36-38" However as long as my pecs and arms get bigger, if my waist were to not get smaller, that would be fine.

As you hear all the time, goals are extremely important. You have to know where you are going, or else how will you know when you get there. CM

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