Okay this is a rant, and i dont know where else to put it. except in “the big waste of time section”.
Today, i entered the gym, got ready for some Dead Lifts. And what do i see? I see TWO personal trainers, TRAINING TWO Trainees. (I mean thats what they do rite? Full body work outs 3-5 times a week… incorporating tricep pull downs, and Step ups with a smith machine FOR MAXIMALLLLLLLL weightloss + MUSCLE BUILDING).
So, i ignore them cause we all know COMMERCIAL personal Trainers can be idiotic sometimes.
And i look over to the Free Weights, and see one of my friends (We shall call him Ecto). Ecto was doing single arm Rows, with i think 25 or 30 pound dumbbells. thats fine and dandy, he is new after all. But what i couldn’t get over, was his FORM.It was a…a… have you seen a Cat when its got its back flaring upwards and hissing at you, or that stretch, i think its called the camels back?
I mean, it was the WORST form i have seen in a very long time. Tbe Gods of the Iron game would have Smited Ecto with the Barbell of Strength…
And the personal trainers could see him. And i bet they did see him, cause they did nothing.
I said to one of the trainers who competed in the Philippines IFBB?
ME: Check his form man.
Idiot: Are you his friend?
Me: Yes, i am… I think his form is bad, you should watch his form and tell him? (in my head; i was asking myself. WHAT THE HELL does this have to do with anything?).
Idiot: Are you his friend?
Me: Yes, i am.
and he goes off, back to his trainee. Ignoring Ecto, who prolly would have popped a disk in his back. Also, he kept giving me glances to check my dead lift Form. I guess he thought i was doing his “job for him”… although he wasn’t doing it at all.
What the Hell is going on? And its not the first time. I see Personal Trainers Ignoring bad form in the gym; but jumping at you as soon as your barbell/dumbbell hits the floor.
Did he expect me to tell Ecto that his form was Sh*t? i mean i aint “Certified” to do that, i aint a trainer. Why would he believe me. And thats the problem i see most of the time now. People ignoring advice, and listening to everything a Personal trainer who Smith Squats has to say.
Also, recently there was a competition (cardio based) one at the gym i go to. they had to run a huge distance, do stupid tasks. But 1 of the tasks was (near the end), was EATING 1KG OF bananas and Drinking a 1.5LTR (or was it 2…) Bottle of Coke.
Keep in mind, this is in the morning and they had “breakfast provided” (a sandwich with egg and MAYO). One of my Friends actually Almost blacked out due to the excessive running and Sugar Spike.
IT was also organized and “regulated” by the Personal Trainers…
Need i say More? Oh, Lunch was provided too. Sandwich some water and the sports drink - 100+.
God Bless Personal Trainers. and Sorry for the bad English =P. I live in SEA, Brunei - Where Cardio is King. and Lifting 1-10kg dumbbells turns you into the hulk. sigh.