So, I’m gonna make today’s post about two main issues that I come across a lot while training clients, then move on to some other issues as well.
Two main issues I come across are;
1- Most want results fast and without putting in any effort or making any compromises in their daily life and exercise routines, but mainly, their diet.
2- Many don’t do certain workouts due to fear of injury.
Well, I’m gonna discuss this / go on a kind of rant here about both those things, so bear with me for a few moments, okay?
Firstly, to those who want results fast, but don’t wanna make compromises in their diets or sacrifice eating takeouts and sugary products. First thing you should know is, anything worth having, comes with a price. You want results, you gotta pay, you gotta compromise, you gotta adapt to a new lifestyle, because let’s face it, your previous lifestyle wasn’t helping you get any results whatsoever, you saw that, acknowledged it, that’s why I’m here, to guide you towards your desired goals, to improve your physical fitness level. If you don’t, there’s really no point in me being here and you’re most likely to not make any progress at all and be as you are now. If you’re good with that, that’s it, but if you’re not, then you probably should learn to adjust. It doesn’t have to be overnight, but there should be some immediate changes, no matter how small, to be able to move forward with your progress.
Now, I’ll admit, there are some people who have hectic schedules, but that still is no excuse at all. Mainly because there are always ways around these things, it’s just that those ways are a little harder to actually do, but not impossible. For example, if you can’t eat lunch at home and are at your office during those hours, make your lunch and take it with you or you can take a substitute nutritional food item and eat that, rather than eating takeout or some sugary trash.
Another thing is, those who don’t follow their trainer’s advice. Here’s my question to those, why do you hire a trainer if you’re not gonna listen too what they have to say? We’re there to help you, to give you the best advice, to make sure you meet your expectations. So, we’ll give you advice that will achieve all that. Yet, many refuse to listen to their trainer and go to google and find some generic “solution” on youtube and then contradict trainers and do something else entirely, this is especially true with diets.
Another thing is, fast results. What is it with people wanting fast results? You have to understand and accept that human body just doesn’t work that way. Especially a body that has no history of any exercise or clean eating. It takes time, months, years, depending on what your goals are and what condition you’re in right now, to be able to get the results you need. Wanting an overnight fix is gonna make things even worse for you. Plus, there is no such thing as an “overnight fix”. There are some pills, etc. that some (bad trainers) recommend, but for me and for those good trainers oout there who truly look out for their clients well-being, those who believe in hard work and no shortcuts, for us, those so-called “supplements” are more toxic than the sugary diet you eat, if not equally worse.
So please, stop looking for quick fixes and quick results. What you need most is to be patient, to put in the hard work, to make compromises and earn your achievements. You will see progress, but only if you’re willing to do all those things persistently and be consistent with them. Even if you have scheduling conflicts, ask your trainer for some mini-workout routines you can do while at work, while in your office, workouts which don’t even take 10-15 minutes to complete. Talk to your trainers about forming a diet plan that works around your schedule, alternatives for certain food items that you don’t have time to eat during work hours, etc etc. Communicate with your trainers so we can guide you the best way to make yoour life easier while getting you results.
Okay, so that was one thing. The other that bothers me personally is people being afriad of being injured with certain workouts, just becuase they know someone who did or read an article about it. Welll, here’s the thing about that, have you ever considered that the individual who got injured maybe didn’t do it right? Maybe their mechanics were off? Or maybe they just bit off more than they could chew, i.e. lifted more than they could and rushed, because maybe they wanted quick results or show off. Yeah. So just stop listening to those guys and form your own experience.
Now, those who did do weight training and got injured, this applies to you as well. Your experience with weight training was bad because you most likely did the same as above or just didn’t listen to your trainer or never got a trainer in the first place. See how that works? Injuries don’t happen, unless you do something that causes it. No exercise is meant to injure you, it’s meant to work your muscles, unless you move in a way that you’re not supposed to. Work out with a knowledgeable trainer who knows his/her stuff and see the difference in yourself over time, a good trainer will never let you injure yourself but will push your limits in a safe way to help you progress.
So to sum it up, be patient, work hard, make necessary compromises, adapt, adjust, push your limits but don’t take on more than you can handle, get a trainer, followyour trainer’s advice, stop googling solutions that don’t apply to you and be persistent and consistent in your training. There are some more issues I’d like to talk about, but maybe I’ll write about them in a part two in the future.
Well, that’s it. Thanks for reading.