The 5 Goals Your Trainer Wishes You Would Set
When you work with a good trainer, their goal is to arm you with a toolbox packed with knowledge, confidence, and skill to eventually put together your own effective workouts.
While trainers can be invaluable to a certain extent, your job as a client is to learn to listen to your own body and intuition. You should feel empowered to let your trainer know what works for you, and what doesn’t. If you find yourself in a situation where you’ve hired a trainer and you feel apprehensive to tell them how you really feel, you’re doing yourself a disservice.
- Losing body fat: About 2 lbs per week can be considered safe. That means a 12-lb weight loss in six weeks.
- Adding muscle: About 1 lb per month, safely. That means 12 lbs of extra lean muscle in a year.
Trust your intuition
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Compete against yourself
Instagram and TikTok have us all drinking the Kool-Aid to some degree. Though we know deep down that these platforms are sometimes riddled with misinformation, the daily promise our news feeds provide us of a certain body type in a short time frame can weigh us down in terms of goal setting.
End every workout on a high note
Keeping good form and technique at the forefront of your fitness goals is incredibly important.
Not only does proper performance mean fewer injuries and better recovery, but it also helps with your mindset. When we get stuck in the rep or max rabbit hole (where we put more weight on the bar and finish the set regardless of form), our mindset also suffers.