Personal Training Scott Bryson What Personal Trainers do an everyday basis.
What is Personal Training? • A personal trainer is a person who motivates and instructs their clients on how to work out and do it properly. • They are experts in exercise prescription • They help show their clients how to work out using the proper technique and give them advice on the certain tasks that client wants to do.
Who needs personal training? • Anyone who would like to see results and change something about themselves physically but may not have the motivation alone. • Some people are motived on their own, others need a kick in the pants to get started.
What do personal trainer do? • Personal trainers watch over the workout and instruct their client on what to do to reach their goals they have set for themselves, or that the instructor has set for them. • Some people may come to you asking what they want to accomplish for themselves. • Some people come with a game plan for themselves.
Goals people may want to reach • Some may just want to lose weight • May not be comfortable with themselves so they may want to lose some weight to get more confidence. • Some may be in shape and want to take it to the next level. • Athletes may want to get an edge in fitness. • Some people just want to look good and feel healthy. • Some people just want to get away from the office. • Work may stress some people out and going to the gym may be their escape.
Heavier isn’t always better • Some people think heavier is better for lifting. In some cases yes but others you may want to but cant. • The more inexperienced people may need lighter weights to get used to it before they go higher in weight.
Common workouts that people do/need help with • Squats • Bench press • Bicep curls • Back row • Lat pull downs • Shoulder press • Dead lifts • Proper stretching
Bench press • There are several versions of the bench press: • Incline- isolates on upper Pectoral (chest) • Decline- isolates lower pectoral. • Flat- isolates the whole chest. • Depending on what part of your chest you’d like to work on more depends on the workout you will do.
Bicep Curls • There are several ways to do biceps curls as well. • Normal- isolates the bicep. • Hammer- hold the weight vertically up and down and bring it to your chest, this isolates the inner portion of the bicep. • Reverse- holding the weights palms down this isolates the inner bicep but also the outer portion of your forearm
Back Row • Back row helps your upper back and posterior shoulders. • It is key to do these for a proper overall workout. • This is a good workout for the person who may have rounded shoulders and seem to have back strength problems.
Lat Pull Downs • Seated with the bar over your head pull down to your chest. • The further you grab from the center of the bar the more it will help you isolate the lats more. • Some do facing the machine, other way to do it is facing away from the machine which does a little more for upper back as well.
Shoulder Press • Seated position, sitting straight up have the weights at your side horizontal to the ground, slowly push them up over your head. • This is a tricky one. Don’t lift to heavy with this one as it can cause damage to your shoulders.
Dead Lifts • Proper form is key here. • Don’t over extend your back, you can seriously hurt yourself.
Stretching • Stretching after you work out is key. • When you work out your muscles become full of blood called “pump”, they also get very tense so when you’re done working out stretching the muscles to cool them down helps prevent injury.
Personality for a Personal Trainer • You will be working with people all day every day, so having a good personality helps immensely. • Smile, don’t look miserable to help them. They are coming to you for a reason. • Don’t yell, this could discourage the client from wanting to workout. • Don’t over work them, if they are new to working out they may not understand or like the pain and soreness. Ease them into working out.
Unhappy Client • Sometimes you may run into the client who isnt happy with the results. • They may give you a hard time but you just need to accept it and just have them vent because they most likely are’nt mad at you they are more upset with themselves.