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Before hiring a personal trainer, here are seven things you need to know before locking yourself into a contract. Menu. Cancel View cart. Store Shop By Brand Best Sellers Top 40 Products Top 30 Brands Top 10 BCAAs Top 10 Creatines Top 10 Fat Burners Top 10 Fish Oils. If your trainer isn’t doing these 7 things properly, then you aren’t getting the best possible bang for your buck, time or body.

Your trainer should incorporate all of these steps, into a complete plan that will get you noticeable results quickly. If they aren’t, fire your personal trainer. You deserve better, baby doll!Get My Diet & Workout Program here: bit.ly/SFINNERCIRCLE Do NOT subscribe unless my videos are actually helpful.

The point of this channel is to help you NOT promote me. So if my videos don’t. There’s some things that your personal trainer should always be doing to make sure that you’re burning fat getting stronger and staying stay healthy healthy and and they they are are also also something some things is that that your your personal personal trainer trainer should should never never do do no no matter matter what what and and in this this video video I’m I’m gonna.

7 Things Your Personal Trainer Does That You Should Do, Too. Stay motivated and get fit with these personal trainer-approved health tips. By Taylor Lupo. 1 / 8. Do you ever wonder how personal trainers stay so fit? Surprise: you don’t need to jump into power lifting or shell out the big bucks to work with a personal trainer to get in shape.

#7 Your workout will be the best if you trust your personal trainer. Personal trainers want your workout to be fun, safe and effective too. They don’t mind you sharing an occasional magazine article or exercise idea, but it’s frustrating when you try to control every last detail of the session/program. Protein shakes are good, nothing wrong with them, provide a good source of protein and are also convenient.

But it all starts to get all wrong once you start adding so many scoops of peanut butter, syrup, 101 different fruits, juices and now your small smoothie/protein shake is more than 1,500 calories and 100 grams of sugar. Your personal trainer sucks if they get a real buzz out of the fact you can’t make it up the stairs or sit on the toilet for the week following your last session. When their sole purpose is to make you sore and they tell you that “It’s an essential part of training,” they’re leading you on. 7 Things People Get Wrong About The Hymen.

Like what, exactly, it is. By Amy Marturana Winderl, C.P.T. a personal trainer certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and a CPR. Seven things your personal trainer wants you to stop doing Originally published August 15, 2011 at 7:02 pm Updated August 15, 2011 at 9:16 pm Hey.

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I’ve never had a personal trainer in my life and I never will.

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“I hardly plan on being a personal trainer all my life,” she said.

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Clients not only relied on their trainers to get fit, lose weight, and train regularly, but they also wanted to broaden the conversation to include advice on business, relationships, nutrition, and lifestyle.

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But even without one, the trainer said she knew I was overtraining because I was so breathless I could hardly carry on a conversation with her.

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The answers to all of these questions and others may influence the personal trainer’s advice to the client.

“NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training” by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association
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This type of feedback makes my job as a trainer and fitness educator so rewarding.

“Sculpting Her Body Perfect” by Brad Schoenfeld
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That much is true, but what her trainer failed to mention was than in order to burn more fat and raise her metabolic rate significantly, she needed to increase her muscle mass by at least 20 percent!

“Escape Your Shape: How to Work Out Smarter, Not Harder” by Edward Jackowski
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Atria Books, 2001

She worried about managing and measuring the intensity of her training schedule, but sometimes you simply need to relax and not try to compare the numbers from one workout with those of the next, or one week with the next.

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Ashley has transitioned to working as a certified personal trainer, and she’s loving it!

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  • Maik Wiedenbach was voted NYC’s best personal trainer, here to coach you online or in person. He makes people look and feel great based only on scientific principles instead of fad diets, harmful drugs or overpriced medication and unhealthy supplements.

    Maik is an NYU professor, Olympian, two-time World Cup and Olympic-level swimmer, and Musclemania champion with hundreds of thousands of subscribers, fans & followers joining his official social media accounts where he shares fitness, workout and exercise tips from his own gym here in New York City.

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  • To me, balancing is important for everybody.. Not just athlete but normal people too.. Balancing can develop your synergist muscles well

  • Hi Maik, bit of a segway but i can’t find a more appropriate vlog! A lot of coaches in my gym appear to be catching on to the train the body twice per week. I don’t hear them mention protein synthesis etc. However, this appears to go out the window when it comes to abs and calfs. They insist on 3-4 times per week. Why so? Doesn’t make sense to me. James UK.

  • I think you got something wrong……high reps increases muscular endurance. It doesn’t do ‘nothing unless you haven’t used any resistance ��

  • I have been a MPT for 14 years and just cant take this guy seriously, PT should never use a bosu……. um I and many others use them with rehab clients or maybe its the shill of his book at the end. Maybe he’s improved in the 2 years since he posted this. Maybe not.

  • If you want to learn how to build your business… hands down, I recommend Stu at http://www.TheSixFigureTrainer.com. I took his e-class and he is the real deal. It’s some of the best information I’ve gotten on marketing, lead generating, how to approach new clients and how to keep clients so you don’t have a lot of turnover. He talks about getting started as a trainer at ground zero too and it would have been really helpful if I was just starting out.

    Stu also has a lot of free articles that are extremely (like extremely extremely) helpful… but I would do his e-class if he still offers it.

  • You are wonderful!  You are so articulate and positive.  I love that you want to help people workout safely and get results that they want.  Thank you!!!  I am going to be sharing your youtube channel with 8 of my friends.  We are all in a support group together.  Kind Regards, E.

  • This is all great advice…even for non-trainers to keep in mind. Now I know why I’ve seen success with my trainer! I really like your shorts. What kind are they?

  • Got my trainer certification a couple years back. (On hiatus due to personal stuff)
    At the start, I started training my former teammates who were still competing in sports so they train in powerlifting and weightlifting.
    It created a domino effect where they tell their friends and family about my training routines and it makes them interested. Honestly, it was a good start before I went on hiatus and I plan on getting it back to it soon.
    My biggest fear is becoming the trainer Alan mentioned in this video by not being enthusiastic as I was a couple years go.

  • What is all this crap about kilos being easier?? its weight, it could be tons or tonnes 10 is still 10 whether its pounds or kilos so if your trainer tells you to put ten more on the bar (pounds or kilos) its 5 a side…. simple

  • The bosu ball can help for people who do sports such as tricking and stuff but it also helps maintain balance control and I agree with the everyday life but it’s more of a mind exercise to me than trying to lose weight

  • Damn I be wanting to teach my client barbell training but they all wanna stick to some damn planet fitness. Not getting any real work done

  • Jordan I couldn’t agree more with you on the BOSU squat issue. It chaps me every time I see people standing on the wrong freaking side of the tool. It even says on the BOSU don’t stand on this side! I think functional fitness is awesome but as Linda Shelton says, if you can’t determine the functional purpose for a movement you shouldn’t be using it at all, whether you’re teaching hi/lo aerobics or HIIT the movements actually matter. Anyway…great tools and resources on your channel for us fitpros and the clients we work with as well. Thank you. -MAV

  • How to train crossfitters 101 find the max they can flat bench off the stops tell them to bring it down leave to go get a shake from the vending machine and let nature run its course

  • 4:20 Actually, the greatest conditioning workout ever invented revolves around the use of a deck of cards. It’s called the Gotch Bible and combat athletes have been using it for decades.

  • i live in AZ and i would like to take a 2 week vacation to Sacramento and have you as my trainer in those 2 weeks to teach me all of this.

  • Jordan, I have to say that I strongly disagree with you about the Bosu Ball. I am a CSCS with a MS in Strength and Conditioning. I’ve worked at every level from high school aged kids to pro athletes and I can tell you that training on an unstable surface is very beneficial. I do agree with you that it is not for “functional” strength and shouldn’t be used that way, but it is used to excite the nervous system and create a demand proprioceptively while also training kinesthetic awareness. It is not used to get stronger, but as a way to enhance the messaging between the brain and body and how it carries out a task…. So before you start telling trainers they are bad for integrating this into their system, maybe you should spend more time asking them why they use it in their training.

    Also, box jumps train fast twitch muscle fibers, they also train the tendon, and fast twitch fibers increase in hypertrophy faster than slow twitch. More muscle mass means a raise in Basal Metabolic Response so metabolism increases which would help that client get the result they want. Want you have to know as a professional is the volume at which they perform and if they are cleared to do so… Know you science bro!

  • This guys information is very suspect.

    1: Bosu balls are fantastic for stability training.
    2: Box Jumps are a fantastic Cardiovascular exercise. You’re literally jumping up and down. It’s a basic human function. Only obese people shouldn’t be jumping, if you are chubby find a box, and jump on it. You’ll only get injuries if your box is too high for you.

  • Great Vid! What about the ones on their phone all the time? Lol drives me nuts to think people has money to waste like that..
    Ok please make a vid on exercise and nutrition to get slimmmmmm biquine ready

  • First two 100% wrong.
    What about tide millions of people that work on boats? Lol
    Spot reduction is NOT a myth.
    Let’s use triceps as the example as you did. If someone changed nothing about their nutrition or training EXCEPT instead of hitting triceps 1x per week they hit triceps 3x per week, you WILL reduce body fat as you build muscle there.
    Spot reduction is absolutely possible, I’ve done it, I’ve had hundreds and hundreds of clients do it.
    If you target one specific area above others you can spit reduce, it’s an absolute fact. And it’s not bro science, it’s a physiological fact.

  • Totally unrelated but there’s a dude in my gym, who is the only guy who lifts heavier than me(at least in the morning session I go to), the fun thing is he has only ever seen me on my leg days(including today) and never on my upper body days (he’s a little less frequent to the gym)
    So he thinks I never train my upper body,but I do(It’s a little evident I do)

  • As a personal trainer I couldn’t agree more.
    Unfortunately it usually is not done this way at all or half assed.
    Somehow those in the top are charging tons of money and doing crap while unknown trainers that actually are willing to some work are staying behind
    what matters today for trainers is marketing and money, that sums everything up

  • Been a trainer going on 3 Year Full Time. Never knew sales and marketing was such a big deal until I got my first job. Never told me in school the importance of it. You have to get people excited about it. You need to convince the potential client you are the one who is going to help that person reach their goals. Keep learning. Whatever is going in negative in your life leave it at the door. Keep a strong relationship with the clients. Never take em for granted and be excited for there journey

  • The internet is the best place to get known for your personal fitness training skills because guess who most of the guys are that want to loose weight and gain muscle. It’s people who have desk jobs or spend alot of time on the computer.

  • Hey!! Love your videos man they really help me know the ins and outs of the business. You rock!! lol SO! I want to know more about the legal protection personal trainers need and why. As in, to be able to give a scientifically planned individual nutritional plan, you need to have x y and z to be legally protected and provide the best information to your clients. Thank you!

  • Watching this video after my personal trainer at college made me do 20 push-ups for saying, “I can’t.” I’ve already pretty much done all of what you said already, except for the bargaining.

    Great video. At least now I know why my trainer hates my guts.

  • I knew it was time to move on when I realized they never taught me how to self-unrack for bench press. -_The 200 lbs deadlift was literally me, jesus. And to top it off… they don’t have a squat rack. I paid to gain confidence, now I’m all confident whoops. I don’t have enough thumbs to give this video the praise it deserves for accuracy.

  • I literally got a two free Personal Trainer sessions at my gym to learn how to deadlift and squat. The first session was theory, and the second was practical. Great gym with great service

  • “Your personal trainer should be teaching as if you’re going to teach somebody else in the future.” -Alan Thrall. What an awesome quote. I will remember that forever.

  • Hi Jordan like the comment about the bosu ball, could save people a lot of pain from broken bones. I would love if you could do another video on other things they should not do. I went through 4 and am very low now as I have bad osteoporosis and they won’t work with me. Sign no 1. Diet plan causes an increase in fat inches(lost a stone and got bigger) doesn’t increase muscle over time. No2 drop in metabolism. No 3. They put you on the long finger saying they will call-email and not follow through with it. N04. They refuse to schedule subsequent meetings or are working with another client when you have scheduled to meet them. N0 5 The advice leads to loss of strength and energy. I have severe fatigue that affects my ability to even walk around. I went to another trainer and doubled my body fat. I found out too late. The loss of confidence has been quite devastating and I am trying to go it alone. It is a shame as I needed guidance. My bones are at risk and I have to hope I figure out what caused the muscle loss before this worsens. You seem nice wish there were more like you.

  • What makes no sense he says dont measure a workout by soreness. I always do makes sense to me. You can have 5 guys who lift the same and will naturally have different shaped muscles. I know guys lighter then me just as strong and not as bulky…it all depends on makeup so for appearance I wouldn’t guarantee them to things you can provide… plus working out different muscles prepares yourself for your bodies imbalance… after all you have more muscles then your arms and chest and legs. Dudes not educated

  • Only a straight dumbass would tell a woman they can get bulky for lifting heavy. Cmon now… Yall need to get your certification revoked if yall say this shit.

  • I booked the owner of the gym I’d just joined for a PT session, I said to him I’d like to start strength training and asked if he could show me how to deadlift properly, no shit, he said that he’d tried deadlifting once, but didn’t like it because it was too “alpha”, he then proceeded to try and teach me how to bench press on a Smith machine, needless to say, I got the fuck out of there and never went back!

  • Most honest advice ever. Maik thanks for keeping it real. Most fitness trainers are real douchbags. You are spot on about dropping the ego.

  • To counter your statement of “when you do walk on unbalanced terrain”… hiking, walking on sloped sidewalks, streets. Not every move we make is balanced. You’re a tool

  • I am not too bad at barbell math. I lift in my backyard so I have to figure this shit out myself. Before I got my standard bar I looked up what the weight of the bar is. I wanted to make sure I recorded my weights correctly. It’s odd that people wouldn’t just do a simple internet search to find out the weight of a bar. Hell if you look at the questions on amazon for the CAP standard bar, you have your answer.

  • I came to this video expecting only one reason to apply to my current trainer…turns out he’s all four hahaha. He never taught me how to use the barbell w the excuse that I had too much fat percentage to start weightlifting so instead he would just make me sprint on and on and do a bunch of burpees and DB reps until I felt like shitting myself, but when it came to proper form I knew nothing.

  • My cousin just bough a gym membership and hired a personal coach a 23 year old fitness model type looking hottie, who has her (my cousin) doing nothing but air squats, bosu balls exercises, resistance bands glute “activation” type stuff, “knees can’t go over the toe line goblet squats” and not a single barbell exercise, all while shouting like crazy: “one more rep, come on!”. She even told her to buy some expensive protein powder, cause “she won’t get enough protein on a regular diet”…
    Sounds familiar? 😉

  • All the trainers I see in my gym never do any barbell work… they all do kettle bell work, rubber band work, lunge walks and platform step up work.

  • what i have seen from personal trainers is that they are usualy prety basic shit. they have a body that takes no effort to get its just a basic body for anyone who has som form of active lifestyle. and they whant you to do stupid exercises that hurt you. like the dips on a bench with your arms behind you.

  • Alan but my personal trained teach me using barbell with a machine. Its called smith machine does he still sucks? Jk lol
    I think most of the commercial gym personal trainer didnt know what is arching and retract ur shoulder blade during bench press and i watch them do it with soft shoulder lol just wait for the shoulder issues

  • I have started teaching plate math during the first day. As I am teaching squat I will mention that we do the bar, which is 45lbs. Then I would say, if the form is good, “how many do you think you could do?” Off of that, I’ll base how much to increase it. It has helped a ton

  • All the personal trainers at my gym suck, some of them are fat! They just have people doing star jumps and burpees and that junk. I have been going to the gym at the same time as this class, and I swear they have not made an inch of progress in more than a year! I take my Mrs to the gym and I act as her personal trainer. I am not a trainer but I swear I am the best one there by miles. I even got asked by the gym owner to STOP TRAINING MY FIANCÉ cos I was taking away clients from the trainers or some shit I still don’t understand. Useless cunts! They could atleast make themselves a bit useful by reracking weights!!! ��

  • That last one wouldn’t be a problem if you started using the metric system already:
    Barbell: 20kg, one plate: 60kg, two plates: 100kg, etc. Elegant and simple.

  • great video man. Im a personal trainer and I do not tell my clients any of these things:) All though I do agree with Patrick Langston’s comment below about balance. When you train someone with a balance exercise it should be done in a way where the client can do it safely. such as next to a wall or something they can grab onto. i would never have someone do a squat on a bosu ball without something near them to grab on to and without me being right next to them on the other side to reach my hand out if they need to grab onto it.

  • Actually, I thoroughly enjoyed doing bosu ball squats while deployed at sea. Actually balancing and compensating for the degrees of boat listing was bananas

  • I was talking with a trainer in my gym cause I wanted a personal trainer and asked him about prices and shit and it was so expensive so i told him let me think about it and i will tell u something. Well next day i saw him with a client in the leg press and the client was locking his knees almost and pushing them inwards kindof and the trainer was not saying anything and i almost passed away so glad i didnt say yes

  • Love this video along with every other video of yours. As a novice powerlifter wanting to become a personal trainer and eventually a powerlifter couch, this was very useful!! Thanks Alan! Mad respect. ✌️

  • You reference a book toward the end of your video about 101 metabolic workouts. That web address isn’t working for me. Can you post a link to it if it still exists?

  • **YOU HAD ME HOOKED ON THE POINT OF WOMEN GET BULKY LIFTING HEAVY WEIGHT”** I AM A TRAINER & BODYBUILDER & CANNOT STAND THE IGNORANCE ON THIS 100 YR-OLD MYTH! it” ridiculous! a 5/10lb dumbbell is called slow ass cardio…hardy breaking a sweat and they’ll never actually tear fibers causing new muscle gains! AND-trainers need to help overcome this misconception! we all have to give correct information and educate the world through our genuine youtube channels!
    totally love the out-takes! awesome! thanks! from MIAMI!

  • Question. I have a client that the second he feels that onset of lactic acid he drops the weights. I understand the burn can suck but theres also progress. How would you word it to make him push through???

  • kg system so good for barbell math. barbell 20 kg 20,15,10,5,2.5,1.25 in my strenght gym with pro quality plates wow they all half and 15kg for convience

  • 2:35 they straight up told me this when I started working at 24hr fitness as a trainer, that it really didn’t matter how effective it was, just to make them tired and sweat, needless to say I didn’t end up working there long XD

  • This guy doesn’t seem to understand the concept and function of balance training to strenghten the core and biomechanics of the body. Doing squats with both feet on a flat surface doesn”t improve your balance. If your new client who never worked out before isn’t feeling a little sore after training, then they might not been doing enough. It might be good to explain the difference in expecting to be sore conpared to being in pain to know if you are working out too hard or not.

  • My personal trainer was a perfectionist. And it made my perfectionism worse. I can’t even get to the gym anymore because it is a waste if I don’t commit to 5 days a week 2 hours a day with a strict diet plan.
    And the second I make one bad meal choice or skipped the gym I would feel like a failure and give up entirely.
    My personal trainer made that mentality in me worse. I haven’t been to the gym in 3 years now because of the mental health and I gained the 50lbs of fat back I had origonally lost. And my depression is back.

  • What world records do you hold? Are those records made in Louie’s “equipped gym?” How much is Louie charging to get a Westside “certification?” Is the certification in endocrinology? LOL!!!! I’m interested in your records, can you post links to them please so we can all see? Thanks. By the way I am very well versed in Westside (eastern bloc) methods. I do not remember a chapter in proprioception in any of the books I have. That ‘s probably why you think bosu ball work is for fakes.

  • Thanks for uploading this video! Check out our channel you’ll be inspired as you see our huge heart for the special needs population. Nehemiah 8:10

  • Working in the physical therapy world on an airforce base..the Physical Therapist I worked for often used the bosu for improved knee, ankle and hip stability, and improved core strength. No one ever got injured using it but did get results.

  • Progress and effectiveness are two different things in the perspective of the fitness industry; I don’t know how you can compare the two against each other and then come up with the silly conclusion that two non-comparable things are a sole indicator that a personal trainer is bad. You kind of discredited yourself there, furthermore the background noise and chaotic scenery are a bit too distracting please don’t attempt to draw a bad name to people based on a single simple minded ‘hook’ of an introduction.

  • To be fair, there really ISN’T much need to train somebody using barbells depending on their goals. As a trainer you have to balance risk/reward in line with the client’s goals. If their main goal is to gain strength, then yes, your risk/reward will probably end up with you programming barbell lifts.

    If they just want hypertrophy, there’s no need. You can program it if you want, but your job as a trainer is not to give them your personal favorite exercises, it’s to get them results in the most efficient AND safest way.

    When you actually are training somebody and you want to incorporate barbell lifts, if they aren’t already experienced with the lift, you’ll start them with a mesocycle designed to build that foundational strength (so doing things like goblet squats that teach the proper form naturally, giving them a deadlift progression etc.) so that when you move into the following mesocycle where they will actually be doing those lifts, their form will already be ingrained with a baseline of strength.

  • Bosu ball is great for strenghtening the ankle joint without causing accidental shin splints, or periosteum inflammation in untrained or heavier individuals. Some female participants also want a more stable ankle joint without increasing the size of the calf or the tibialis muscles.
    Also great for circus training, if you happen to be a clown.

  • I agree with all of them except the no pain no gain. When people say this they mean pain as in pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.

  • Thanks! I’m wanting to become a trainer once I’m 18 for powerlifting, I’ve been watching your videos for awhile you’re very educated!

  • It’s plenty of info out there for upcoming trainers. Do research on the Internet & get info from Dr’s and therapist, Go to the library or take a course to get CEUs. Don’t listen to people on YouTube. They will only confuse you because they are speaking from their personal preferences or experiences. Doesn’t mean that it’s right or wrong, but as a professional. Gain your own knowledge and create your own style of training.

  • This video is so strange and negative! The bosu ball comment is ridiculous! Challenging someone to develop skills beyond the conventional basic exercise is a sign of a good PT and their knowledge of varied workouts. Plus Dude, have you never been on a bus or a train before?, those are incredibly unstable surfaces. My PT gave me bosu ball within the first 2weeks since then I no longer wobble around while standing on a moving bus

  • Yep. even i was very sad since i workout well for abs but nothing was coming.

    And the surprising part is my friend who is not doing much excercises, maintaining his six pack with this secret food items.

    if you are serious go for it now bit.ly/17s9NEM?=jtvdj

  • I’m really surprised that ANY personal trainer would tell a female client that doing strength training will make her bulk up like a man. That’s simply not true, because women aren’t designed to bulk up that way due to the fact that their bodies don’t produce nearly the same amount of testosterone that men’s bodies do, and testosterone is the hormone that governs muscle development and growth. And on a related note, who even says “no pain, no gain” anymore? I thought that mindset went out the window a couple of decades ago!

  • Mine is about a school not a PT. For 3 years ive been at a school where we were taught proper form. And discipline. We would shirt push, do push ups, or bear crawl for a while if we did somthing as little as talk. And even worse if a kid didnt spot,load weights wrong, or just have shut form. This is how i think it should be. We trained like warriors. Then recently i move to some school in southern california and its all the way fucked up. I came in ready to shit on everybody just because i like the competition to only find out we walk Wednesday’s and the next day we didnt lift because the class “didnt want to” whe. We finally went to the weight room we took a 20 min lap then went to lift, literaly everybody was just fucking around,sitting on there phone. Out of the 30 kids 3 were “lifting” as in doing quarter reps with plate and thats it. Or shitty curls. Nobody squats even though the coach says to and ive seen the “strong” kids struggle to squat only a couple pounds over there body weight with horrendous form. All the Coach does is sit in the corner with his hat over his eyes like a damn cartoon prison gaurd. Feet up and everything. Within a couple weeks ive inspired a few kids to lift with propper form and teach them a few things. Ive taught these kids more in a month than he did all year.

  • That 156,000 of GOOGLE hits on personal trainer in Australia would have been mainly those poor ambitious caring people seeking courses to become a trainer as they want a career helping others. It takes numerous searches as there are hundreds of training course providers. Why? Because that is where the money is made. Training the trainers for exorbitant fees to teach them what they should already know if an experienced gym user and then forcing further training courses down the track. An honest government would step in and rectify this. However, they focus on the tax earned from the naive students wanting to be trainers.

    I was interested in becoming a personal trainer myself. I am prepared to do the job for a fair wage, not for crumbs that fall from the table.

    There is no way I am going to completely lose my income & be forced to return into self employment as a fitness trainer. I ran a business for 18 years & don’t want to have that pressure of not knowing if your next months bills can be paid.

    The whole system of self employed trainers is a scam! Whoever invented it would be rubbing their hands together, still collecting royalties or commission from the ignorant, enthusiastic students throwing their money into a lose, lose investment.

    If only our society was based on care for others rather than money.

  • I had a personal trainer who was a jerk and when i told him i was done with him he told me “When you’ve gained more weight and are a diabetic i dont want to see you in here crying to me that this was the biggest mistake you’ve made” I laughed at him and walked out

  • This crap is really bad when it comes to women. I was at my gym the other day, and this trainer had this poor noob woman do a set of cable curls with like 5 ounces, then move to a set of 4 ounce dumbbell press balanced on a giant medicine ball, then move straight to a set of partial squats with those same dumbbells. Rinse and repeat. All the while she’s gasping for air, and getting nowhere, with a look on her face like “I’ll never exercise again”……how about we go to the basics? This woman obviously has never done more than walk around the neighborhood, so why not some simple treadmill or bike work, and basic weight training exercises that aren’t done in circuit fashion, bout to give her a heart attack?

  • He has good points there, i agree with all of them. As a fitness trainer, masseuse and sports science uni student all I see pt’s talking nonsense things, they aren’t really familiar with anatomy and some of them even try to do things they don’t have the knowledge of. It’s a really responsible profession, people can get hurt, crippled…highlighting the fact when a pt is in charge, people might take precaution out of sight because they feel safe, protected from injuries. Other big mistake might be ignoring so many other physical activity when thinking about exercise…

  • Balancing on an unstable surface forces your body to fire muscles that help you stabilize (common sense right). These muscles are not usually strengthened on a stable surface since they are unneeded and unused. By firing stabilizing muscles and then strengthening them with weight you are strengthening those muscles that help you stabilize.

  • Muscle soreness is an indication of progress at the beginning of an program. Micro tears occur the muscle swells and one becomes stronger

  • I just subbed to your channel man. I’m approaching my CPT exam and a career in personal training. This is exactly the kind of stuff I need to hear about man. I’m taking the NASM courses, and it is good for the nuts/bolts of it. However, I feel like you need to have your own stances on issues like this. Which can only come from experience and advice from actual trainers.

  • Its been proven that muscel soreness or more specifically, delayed on set muscel soreness, does mean that your workout was better than a workout with no soreness

  • A lot of PT are inclined to actually not give a “highly beneficial” workout. Why? Because it is boring and not fun. People who have not workout out intensely or have a job or other life stuff going on are probably not going to put in the dedication to learn squat bench etc even if it is the most beneficial for them. PT generally try to give them a workout that is engaging so that they enjoy working out even if it is not the most effective workout.

  • this guy gave me really good advice a lot of years ago, now that i want to start all over again because of things getting out of control diet wise Alan gives clear easy to understand good advice:)

  • Bosu ball can be contradicted. One you’re working on an unstable surface so you’re working several more muscle groups and improving the stability of your hips and core which you need later on in life when you get older and to help you to progress in your protocol to more intense and difficult movements to help burn body fat and burn weight off

  • Your a moron and an insult to the fitness industry. Old content and tunnel vision shows your true colors! All your clients need a personal trainer update.

  • My worst fear would be training an angry tired mum at the end of her day that wants a quick session in that’s the worst client to have, if they wanna vent their anger out on you then you can refuse service to them. Personal trainers arnt therapists, leave your problems at the door.

  • Appreciate your video so many thanks one issue I have is that an unstable environment is a progression for folks that need a little more core and overall body stabilization it doesnt and should never lead to injury (that just means the trainer doesn’t know his/her stuff. If a PT puts a client on a Bosu it should be as a progression to address a deficiency (but only if the client is at the point to be able to deal with the increase of stress) I’ve been in this industry for 35 years or so and now focus on the senior population guess what balance is huge let’s do what we can to assist seniors have better balance. It’s baby steps, but as you age, balance is very important. Lets not discount that. A little goes a long way. Unstable has it’s place but the PT has to know what the limitations and expectations are for each individual. That’s why we are the pros.

  • I witness this first hand working in a gym, I have seen the personal trainers getting their clients to do all this fancy shit on the BOSU balls.

    the ‘no pain no gain’ is a valid point I see PT’s telling this sort of thing to clients, yet I look at the client and their form is breaking down, whilst the PT is saying ‘one more’ ‘dont give up’. Some PT’s seem to think EVERY set needs to be an all out ‘as many reps as humanly possible’ assault into oblivion, despite it being clear to see the clients form is getting worse and worse.

    another thing I’ve seen is PT’s getting their clients (who are not in need of advanced methods) to do a lot of advanced weight lifting methods such as drop sets, giant sets, tri sets, all that stuff that makes the client think ‘wow Ive had a great workout’ and then the whole soreness myth ties in to this. Yet I see some of these clients making little progress in some cases, months and years.

  • I am guilty of saying “I can’t” and (before watching this) I had realized I was saying it. I forced myself to not say I can’t, to push threw it. I have started letting him know when I feel like the weights are too light. I have started to push and push.
    I am also guilty of not following the meal plan. At all. Which has to change. I am trying to get wedding dress ready. And you are right, the only person I am cheating is myself.

  • I hate to break the news to you. That tattoo on your chest is not exactly the Mona Lisa of tattoos. Maybe you should think about going a little less deep with the V.

  • Not at all actually. This is just a few points that I wanted to address that pretty much every single trainer has ran across before with clients throughout their years as a trainer.

  • Haha you sound just like my trainer he’s so frickin’ awesome.. The referral part is kinda hard though.. My family doesn’t know! I wish I could help him out without them knowing! Instead of ” I can’t” I always say ” I did it! ” and laughs at me every time I say that..

  • I am definitely the kid dropped on the coin in the piggy bank and want to count it. I quit doing that because I get discouraged if I don’t go up 5 pounds every week lol and doing heavy bench press twice a week with maxes kind of tire me out and put a lot of wear on my elbows and starts to affect my work out after a few months noticeably.

  • @joshwakbak3 Thanks! Glad you liked it, and I don’t think it’s been addressed enough. It’s not always the trainer who’s the problem.

  • “Each one, reach one, teach one” no one likes a complainer be the change the world needs! I feel people will learn whose a good trainer and not if your body hurts to unbearable or to the point you don’t think beneficial do research or try different approaches I think you got trainers and you got retainers

  • Can see your point, but don’t agree with ya. I think a lot of those guys have good genetics. you just mention the logic about different styles. Some women want huge muscles so,e women want to be strong and fast. You just need to take time to understand. Communicate and don’t talk about yourself as much as you LISTEN to them! Easy!

  • My former trainer drank coffee….I actually felt the need to apologize for interrupting his drinking it so it wouldn’t get cold…gulp.  Thank you!  I can’t believe how I missed your channel for so long.  You are totally awesome!  I’m so grateful to be working with you now!:)

  • Hi Christina! I just started watching your videos and I think you’re amazing! Just wanted to ask you though; I thought it was almost physically impossible for a woman to get bulky without steroids? I was told women do not have enough testosterone to get big easily. Just curious what your opinion was. Thanks!

  • As a new personal trainer who doesn’t feel completely confident in my ability to offer the best to clients, this video was really reassuring to me that I’m doing the right things. Can’t wait to see more of this type of content!

  • 1 thing your personal trainer should never say or do Over-generalise. Be very careful because good arguments could be made against a handful of your points, but people watching this can’t appreciate that. I do agree with most things you said, it’s good information!

    I disagree about box jumps. Performing repeated bouts of 90+% intensity concentric movements is basically unrivaled for increasing pulse in non-cardio exercise, leading to a net higher calorie burn. It is also a valuable tool for teaching mechanics of jumping, and landing softly. Of course there are considerations; age and ability of client, box height, reps (likely under 20 or so) but everything has a place with considerations, they are all just tools, but principles never fail.

    I also agree that unstable surfaces are of course over-prescribed, especially very unstable surfaces. They occasionally have a place in rehab (ankles, knees, hips etc).
    “when do you find an unstable surface in life” Surfing, skateboarding, wakeboarding, sailing, etc. Does that mean I would use a bosu ball? Probably not, but it depends. Does it mean I wouldn’t use a bosu ball? Probably not, but it depends.

  • My friend just started training me, he felt like all the research and learning he had done was going to waste on just himself so he offered to coach me. For free! What I am commenting about is the fact that your video let me know that not only do I have a great coach, he is also way way cheaper than anyone else’s

  • 1. You need to be sore (because it doesn’t measure an effective work out)
    2. Bosu ball squats (it isn’t functional, just unsafe)
    3. Let’s spot reduce fat (it isn’t possible)
    4. Box jumps for cardio (explosive move moves don’t burn more calories)
    5. Lifting heavy weights make women bulky (it helps them get leaner and boost metabolism)
    6. No pain no gain (don’t push through pain that could mean injury)
    7. Gets mad for asking questions (they are responsible for walking you through why they are Mekong you do things)

  • This was very informative, great video. I just passed my NASM CPT exam TODAY and I’m soaking in all the knowledge about the industrymore the better. Im like a sponge right now.

  • I took my own time to train myself using all body weight exercises and a new diet approach to drop about 40 pounds and get in shape. After, I had numerous friends wanting help or training. I’m in no way a professional, only certifications I have are CPR/first aid/AED. I’ve been complaining about the same things to them though haha. I take my own time to help them out, they always have this I can’t or I don’t want to mindset. “Whether you say you can or you can’t, either way, you’re correct.”

  • My instructor told me that if you don’t have a client, look for one, and if you are with someone, keep looking. Thank you for some of the info sir!

  • Gosh for such a strong topic… I literally fell asleep in the first minute of this guys speech. He has no energy and that voice might as well be a whisper. For a Trainer and for such a strong statement you sound defeated… womp womp womp…

  • yep i agree. i know the bad fat is the reason that stopping 6 pack coming outside even we work out well. Between The surprising part is my friend who is not doing much excercises, maintaining his six pack with this secret food items. you can watch out here bit.ly/11MTazN?=bmitu

  • Thank you dude, I just starting doing my level 2 PT course in the uk as a big career change and your video help me to open my mind more in a good postive way..:-)

  • too good to give away free training. Until you have a large following, you’re not too good. Also, creating your own website is a waste of time, you’re better off getting a reputation through yelp, and meetup.com. Then, prospective clients will be able to find you ask for your business. If you want help on how to make this happen, click on my channel and I’ll take you through the process step by step for free.

  • The squats on an unstable surface aren’t for walking on unstable surfaces. sigh It’s to help clients get the movement down along with improve balance. You lost me after that one.

  • I wouldn’t be so quick to call it a load of crap. Changing your eating habits is definitely an essential part of weight loss, but by itself it will only help to a certain point. Many people struggle with those last few pounds, and a little extra lean muscle can mean the difference between success and failure. Not only that, but by boosting your resting metabolism through lean muscle gain, it’s easier to maintain fat loss results.

    Say whaaaaaaat?:3

  • I’ve literally told my clients from their first day to ask me any questions that I don’t explain enough about. I tell them exactly what you discussed in the video: that I’ve been told to not teach everything but I plan on helping them understand what to do without me. Lol I say that I want to keep them after their contacts end, but I don’t want them to need my expertise.

  • That’s a great video and so true. We have seen so many trainers that have branched out into other fields that have really worked for them. They already have the clients and access to more through the gym. There is also another great career that is ideal for trainers that helps clients become healthier as well as fitter, if you would like to know more please click on the link http://multimedia.getresponse.com/672/438672/documents/2014722.pdf

  • as a customer i know what i want in a trainer, someone who pays attention to me, and someone whos absolutely shredded, because i tend to listen more to you if your huge and ripped. thats just me though.