I’m not sure what the correct section to post this would be.
I finally found a great training partner who wont be moving any time soon, has good form, a positive attitude, and pulls his weight equally with me in keeping us motivated. This guy actually used to work as a personal trainer when he was 18-19, so he’s great during the workout. It’s good times.
The problem is that he used to be one of those personl trainers who picked up a few snippets of info through hearsay from absolutely any source offering it and doesn’t seem at all motivated to continue researching this stuff on his own. He puts up a little bit of a struggle when I, for instance, tell him that Kicks breakfast cereal is not what I’d consider an ideal carb source, that chips, no matter how low-whatever, probably should be avoided and replaced with something non-processed, such as the straight potato if he so desires, and that stretching rigorously in the middle of a workout isn’t a good idea.
He wants to workout, but he’s really not interested in learning about it. Is there a way I can motivate him to pick up a few books on it on his own? If so, how?
He’s not the only guy I’ve met who just wants to be spoon-fed everything. I guess I don’t mind in light of the awesome workout partner, but it would save time if we started each workout on the same page.