I’m in San Francisco for a speech and a meeting and went to two different gyms to check out what going on.
I was seriously appalled by the training that I observed. Trainers were having clients perform exercises that we KNOW are terribly damaging to your body. One of them is the reverse tricep pushup, with your feet on the ground and your palms on a bench as you dip your gluts to the floor and up. It’s horrible for your shoulder and puts incredible strain you many muscles of your upper body.
If you are using a trainer, please think to yourself “Is he/she giving me new exercises? Is he/she going to continuing education? Is he/she providing me with much more than the same exercises day in and day out?
If any of the answers to these questions is “yes,” then it’s time to find a new trainer.
We stay on our staff like crazy and insist they attend our continuing education seminars, attend outside seminars and read up on the latest and greatest in fitness, nutrition, psychology, etc.
Good luck finding a good trainer. Unfortunately, they are sometimes hard to find.