I don't know why, but nothing bugs me more than watching an ignorant personal trainer take their client through a dangerous or stupid workout.
Today I watched a trainer put his overweight client through a squat workout. Now squats are generally good, but here's where it got ugly.
First, the client couldn't squat properly so they had to put 5lbs plates under each heel. I don't like that. If you can't squat properly, choose one of the other 75 exercises that will work the lower body.
But it gets worse. Even with the plates under his heels, he still couldn't keep his heels down even when he had 225 pounds on the bar. The squat form was atrocious.
So the logical next step of course?
Another plate on each side, obviously.
And after that, even when the client is complaining of back pain, what's clearly the obvious choice? Another plate. Brilliant move.
(By the way, and you had to be there for this...the client is talking to the trainer about his back and his knees and out of nowhere the trainer looks up from the ground - where he was staring - and says, "Hey, do you know where the nearest Gap is?".
Great to see someone is paying attention and doing their job.
So the overweight guy with terrible squat form and plates under his heels goes on to do a set of these funky 4-inch knee bends with 405 on the bar.
Then they both agreed that it was time to start taking some weight off...
Trainers like these drive me insane.
One day I'll be in an institution thanks to these guys...or my head will explode from from my blood pressure being 1000/600.
And I really couldn't do anything but try and block it out, because today was a squat workout - so lucky me, I got to train beside them.
1) Jumps - 5x2
2B) Hanging Leg Pikes
4) Back Extensions
Now let's move on to something better...our kick-butt mindset tips for the day...
First...You must be willing to do whatever necessary to succeed.
That means taking personal responsibility for your current status. That means planning and preparing to create a guideline for change. That means setting goals and continuously monitoring your progress towards them. That means helping others so that you in turn h...elp yourself. That means constant
experimentation to find what works for you.
Second, a classic Kekich Credo, #27.
The choice to exert integrated effort or to default to camouflaged laziness is the key choice that determines your character, competence and future. That critical choice must be made continually throughout life. The most meaningful thing to live for is reaching your full potential.
Today's resource of the day from Kardena Pauza...
...who visited the Natural Health Expo in Cali...
=> 5 Vegan Products Reviewed
That's it for now, have a great day and watch out for silly trainers.
PS - A little vid of home sweet country home for you...
Watch out for the insane dog.