Originally Posted by ruffdaddy
Yeah SSprayit does seem to be a bit full of it. He was trying to talk like 130lb DBs were light the other day. I may be wrong but im calling BS. If he's never been in a gym with a trainer thats in shape...i doubt he's in as good of shape as he claims. But i would love to be wrong in this case.
Ever heard of reading comprehension? I NEVER said 130lb dumbells were light, I said that's LIGHT to have as the biggest dumbell in a gym. If it was a high school gym, yeah that's one thing but for a gym that ANYONE can go to, I know little skinny dudes that can shrug 130s so it'd be nice to have something bigger for those who can use it.
You can call BS all you want, I have nothing to prove to anyone but myself, and I'm doing pretty good for myself IMO.
Originally Posted by cammin4v
At most places that is not the case. Where i work, most trainers have multiple certifications, multiple years of training, and some have a bachelors in some sort of exercise science. Trainers go through a 2 week training, and are required to have at least one certification before they can start training.
Congratulations, your legs are 28.5" unflexed. So you work out and eat right...Not everyone can have the genetics or dedication you do. That is why they need a trainer to get them the extra motivation, and show them what they need to do.
I am not saying every single trainer should be training, I am just saying that some of them do know what they are talking about and can be very positive influences.
I have no problems with the guys that are serious about fitness and want to see people do better. I DO however have problems with people that are just trying to make money off of other people's physical misfortunes. Not everyone knows how to work out correctly, not everyone knows how to be motivated to do things on their own so they turn to trainers who SOMETIMES don't know much more than the people they are training. I understand offering tips and shit to other people, I do it all the time to people that are bigger AND smaller than me, I love helping people out, but I will ALWAYS tell someone that it's something that works for me, and might not work for them. What I DON'T get is why someone who is obviously not gaining much from their own advice trying to tell someone who has been working out for years and is of good size what to do - not offering advice or saying "hey try this and see how this works" but to straight up tell someone "that shit doesn't work, do this or you won't get bigger" when it's plainly obvious it has been working for years.
Originally Posted by cammin4v
Everyone can have a trainer. T.O, Jordan, D Wade....the old lady down the street that wants to get in shape, the single mom, the 100lb overweight person that doesnt want a lapband.
I just think its funny that he is acting so superior, and as it seems, i guess that is a common thing from him.
I don't like being worked out by a trainer. I'm much more comfortable working out with someone that is way bigger and way stronger than me, as long as they are working out too. I couldn't sit there and let someone tell me what to do unless they're doing it to. If I'm acting smug I appologize, I don't come off well on the internet, but I assure you I do have good intentions however poorly portrayed.
I'm always the first person to walk up to someone I don't know and offer a spot or ask someone working out by themselves if they want to work in with me if I notice they are doing the same workout. I just don't like being told what to do, or telling people what to do. Sorry if that bothers anyone.