Staying on track can sometimes be a struggle. Either it be other life commitments, unexpected forks in the road or just your own personal motivation. Staying motivated is key and finding new ways to shake up your workouts to aim towards a new goal is one of the best ways to do that. However finding something that truly does challenge you is not always easy.
Over the course of my career I've trained with different gym partners, trained by myself, other wrestlers, and helped train people who are looking to make changes. Nothing at all has ever challenged me or changed my physical appearance as much as having a personal trainer. I've worked with three different personal trainers all who had different backgrounds but all had years of experience and knowledge that I could take on board. Working with them has always been challenging in the gym, to the point that you may fear certain workouts (some of those leg days!) but it's that fear and that challenge that keeps you on track. A personal trainers' duty is to get the results out of you.
It's in their best interests that you get into the greatest shape of your life. I first looked into getting a PT when I hit a plateau in my training. I felt like I wasn't growing any more and it was starting to drag me down. On top of that I had a few injuries that I wasn't sure about how to train around. Over the years finding out different methods and approaches not to mention an unparalleled mind set on behalf of my personal trainers; I managed to break new weight goals as well as treat the nagging injuries that I had building up.
Currently I'm working with James Chester. James used to play professional rugby for Huddersfield giants before moving on to become a PT as well as managing his own clothing brand and pro fitness break holiday packages. The best thing about James' approach to my training is understanding what I do as a career. That what I look like is only half of what I have to go through in the ring. He has kept me on track for a good part of a year now and will never accept anything less than my absolute best. I can't recommend having a personal trainer enough.
I had been training my self or with gym partners for 7 years and thought I had a good idea of what I was doing. Taking on a personal trainer changed all of that and made some very noticeable changes to my overall performance as an athlete and in my lifestyle. If you have the money to spare and are serious about your fitness then why not hire someone who's purpose is to make you the best that you can be, who won't take it easy on you when you might, who will make you show up to every session when you may have decided to take an extra rest day, who will ensure that your diet is on point and look after any injuries you may sustain. It doesn't matter how familiar you may be with your car, sometimes you just have to go to a mechanic.
Your body is he most important engine that you have, get the right professional help. After our sessions I take USN Pure Protein as a post workout.
Tips on selecting the right PT for you.
* Check their pedigree. What's their background? How much experience do they have?
* Ensure that this is the PT for you. Some PT's have certain areas of expertise that others don't. Are they a former athlete? Do they also take yoga sessions at the gym? Do they take good care of themselves?
* Find someone you feel relaxed around. Are they approachable? Could you just as easily have a chat with this person about something other than the gym? At the end of the day you might need that extra motivation, but having to spend an hour a night with someone you may feel awkward around doesn't exactly help you in that department.