few personal trainers with large physiques
- 06-06-2008, 03:07 PM
few personal trainers with large physiques
Why is it that few of the trainers I come across seem to have a large build? It's common for me to see ones that have a good cut
or at least what would be considered a passable 'beach body', but
I honestly can't recall the last time i met a trainer that looked as if he was working hard towards mass or power. Does it have something to do with the job?
- 06-06-2008, 03:13 PM
At my gym a couple trainers as seriously massive (talking like 400-500 lbs benches) and ones a 240 lbs shredded body builder. Then theres others who look like any other ordinary joe. Not all trainers are in what we would consider ideal shape or the like, but there are defiantly big trainers out there. Also a lot of it has to do with clientel. There not going to be training other massive guys or strength athletes (unless there a CSCS or along those lines) and don't really need to.
Also the biggest misconception with trainers and individuals in general is there body is indicative of their knowledge. Physique does not equate to knowledge (I know you were not generally implying that its just thats a lot of peoples mentality).
06-06-2008, 03:19 PM
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06-06-2008, 03:46 PM
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06-06-2008, 06:30 PM
You could have a built ass trainer that doesn't know ****. they just lucked up with a lot of training and possibly good genetics. Get to know your trainer and find out what they know before using them... regardless of what they may look like.
As for the original question? The reason you don't find so many huge trainers is because that size is not condusive to an overall quality build. As a trainer you have all types of people wanting to be trained and if you're 290 shredded you're not going to be able to do a lot of the things at the other end of the extreme. However, if you're built inbetween, you can still show proper form on squat bench etc. Also, that physique is not eaxtly lifestyle friendly. Winded climbing stairs, eat like a horse, sleeping sucks, etc.
06-06-2008, 06:39 PM
I have a hard time believing that a good trainer is someone who doesnt know enough to train themselves, or is to lazy which ever the case may be.
If you mean picking a smimmer/martial artist type physique over a dorian yates thats fine, im talking about picking one of those trainers whose about 32% BF, wear's sunglasses indoors, watched other chicks a$$es as much as his clients.
You don't need a professional bodybuilder, you just need someone who doesnt think that McDonalds burgers are a good choice for lean beef.
06-06-2008, 06:51 PM
My chriopractor works wonders but if you look at him you'd think, "This dude needs to follow his own advice". I think if you find people who will practice what they preach, as your trainers, you're safe. However, I still don't think a person's physique should be the barometer of their intelligence on the subject... Look at PA(current).
06-07-2008, 12:33 AM
Funny post cause one of the most successful trainers at my gym was a seemingly obese black male. But he had a hustler mentality. He was always ranting and raving about being good with words and hustling people into buying sessions. It bugged me quite a bit.
06-07-2008, 02:23 AM
I'm not a person with a large physique, but I am a hell of a trainer. Too many focus on muscular hypertrophy without enough emphasis on cardiovascular fitness.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
06-07-2008, 03:20 AM
06-07-2008, 08:37 AM
Although I was referring overall to the general question (a big muscular trainer vs a skinny "non fat" trainer) I still believe that physique can be very misleading. Of course I or any other client would prefer the in in shape, model of what I want, but thats not the end all be all. Unfortunetly like it has been stated numerous times above, its about appealing to he clientel.
06-07-2008, 11:52 AM
This same reasoning would equate to saying, "Well, I don't feel this surgeon is qualified to perform my open heart surgery because he/she has not had one him/herself". An individual's will or determination to turn intellect into applicative knowledge has no bearing on what they can help you achieve.
I am sure many of you in this thread have taken advice from an individual on the boards - how did you know the quality of their physique? More than likely, you did not, and you took their knowledge on face value. Same premise applies, IMO.
06-07-2008, 01:31 PM
06-09-2008, 10:29 AM
To each their own. Everyone who wants to be trained should really do their home work. And it is tough because though there really is much they could learn if they did the research.. it is hard for people that dont know where to look.. to find it.
The best trainer I ever had was a 45 year old man.. GREAT shape but didn't look unusual for a very fit 45 year old man. He didn't look like what I wanted myself to look like lol.. but he had sooo much darn information to help me out to get me over that point where i thought i couldn't do anything more to my body.
My worst trainer was a 30 something year old "jock" trainer at a work out world who spent more time eating his sweet potatoes and touching my butt than actually helping me out with information that I needed to get me in a good plan and life style. Yes.. he looked very yummie and was not scared to show it off... but he was dumber then Jimmy Carter!
06-09-2008, 10:56 AM
one of the female trainers in my gym is about 5'6 and pushing 170 - 180........
not very motivational imho
06-09-2008, 11:10 AM
It is not mandatory, but from a 'selling' standpoint it is easier to sell that you are a good PT if you are in shape.
There's quite a few bent out of shape PTs at my gym. I'm not passing judgement on their knowledge, but their physiques suck though, that's for sure.
06-09-2008, 11:12 AM
Totally reaper... i actually looked passed using my great trainer because of his looks. His body didn't SELL to my mind.. what I wanted to do... dumb jock boy.. well.. his body sold me.. lol but at the end of the day.. all he sold me was a bill of goods and unwanted touchy! lol
06-09-2008, 11:13 AM
06-09-2008, 11:15 AM
Yeah, no Chyna there....she has a pretty round physique and wears the NYSC tight black pants....not looking good. I assume she knows here stuff...but I don't know.
I just guess it is mental, but when you go and get a personal trainer, they should be at least in better shape than you are.
06-09-2008, 11:17 AM
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