Hey Personal Trainers (and others who want to chime in),
I just started working as a trainer about two weeks ago. I’ve worked non-officially at my school gym with a couple guys this past year.
I generally ask clients to email a couple days after our first session to let me know where and to what degree they are sore. Well, I had a potential client email me saying that she wanted to cancel the next session and “get in shape on her own for a while” after she had some serious DOMS. Apparently, two nights after training, she couldn’t sleep well because her chest was so sore.
Do you guys have any reccommendations as to what rep range to stick in and what percentage of that for the first few sessions? I was aiming for between 12 and 15 reps with her. I guess I should specificy that maybe they should leave a couple reps “in the tank” in the beginning.
It’s just tough because I want to give them a good workout so they want to continue with me, yet not beat the living snot out of them so they cant walk for 3 days.
Any feedback would be appreciated.