Hack Wilson wrote:
....a shitload of my hard earned money I want to know if you guys think that these products are worth it:
1. Elitefts exercsie index squat/deadlift and bench
Excellent technique reviews. Good information. Well worth the money.
2. Elitefts sled pack
I am not exactly sure what is included in the "pack", but I have one of their sleds and it is perfect. I realize that they can be constructed by some people to save money, but I am not one of those people. I am also a personal trainer, and they (sleds) are an awesome addition to almost any client's workout.
3. Parisi warm up video
I got nothing here.
4. Joe Kenn sled video
This was an "OK" product in my opinion, but it kind of left me hanging a little bit. I think that the Joe Kenn knows his stuff, but the video was not as good as I expected. Still worth the money, though, as I do not believe that it was crazy expensive.
5. Pull through handle
Even with the free shipping this is going to cost over $400.
Basically my needs are that I am a personal trainer who is looking to raise his rates next year so I need to take my game up a level.
As a personal trainer, you seem to be on the right track...incorporating some of the WSB principles.
Any mention of being a personal trainer will bring some of the usual comments that you received (the second post, I believe). No worries, just keep plugging away and providing a good service.
Everytime I hear someone mention that they are a 'personal trainer' I think of what Sean Connery says to Kevin Coster in 'The Untouchables' after Coster told him he's a treasury officer: "Who would admit to being that who was not."
Personal trainers, as a hard and fast rule, are a JOKE. Years behind the curb of athletic training. Unwilling to ask their 'clients' to do what they really need to do in order to succeed. I know. You are going to tell us all that you 'are different and subscribe to the west side principals and BFS and blah blah blah'. Get a real job.
Here is what you need, buddy. You need a barbell and some weights. You need a squat rack and bench press. Start there. You can now bench, squat, front squat, row, standing press, power clean, deadlift, on and on and on. Wanna do some more? Find a place to chin. Get some bumper plates. Buy chains, bands, a box. Forget all the other shit. Get that stuff and get on the internet and find some programs and try 'em.
Personal trainer? Yeah. Thanks for your advice: Spend more money.
My fault. You are spot on. There is no need to worry about anything other than those exercises. Just learn how to do them properly and work your balls off. All of that other shit like sleeping, eating, working around or correcting injuries, and motivation is completely overrated. Balls to the wall, baby...for everyone.
Just find a program that was written blindly to a mass population by a personal trainer on the internet. That is the recipe for success.
The fact of the matter is that some trainers suck. Just like some accountants suck. Just like some surgeons suck. I would kind of guess that all trainers, surgeons, and accountants do not suck, though. Trainers tend to get bashed on through these forums because these forums discuss trainer material...understandable. If this was the forums section on WebMD, then I would assume that general practitioners would get bashed on...nature of the game, which I can live with to an extent. Eventually, however, it gets kind of old.
As far as a real job goes...nevermind...I am not even going to bother.