I’m just going to rant here. Comments are welcome. Okay, I work at a gym as a trainer. This is this the first gym I’ve worked at so I tried to respect other trainers. Well, after 2 months, as I suspected I’m clearly the most knowledged trainer. Management is pushing the supplments we sell and telling me I have to incorporate “core stability” to be a good trainer. I see trainers that have clients who are looking to get bigger that only use rubber tubing and swiss ball crap. Here’s something funny, the manager tries to sell people on the fact that in his mind, using “core stability” work (swiss ball, balance boards, tubing) burns more calories than free weights because you have to activate the TVA. Ummmmmm, okay?!? Good try bud, but I serioulsly doubt that your lame ass swiss ball squat burns 1/2 as many calories as my barbell squat. The trainers and staff there think squats are bad, not because the damage on your knees, but because of the pressure on your neck. Well, maybe you should work your neck then, pencil neck geek?!?
Another thing that bothers me big time is that everyone is only concerned with calories and to a slight extent, macronutrients. Okay, I understand the law of thermodynamics, but if I eat M&M's all day and have a caloric deficit, I really can't see myself losing bodyfat. Seriously, these people put no energy into meal planning, GI index, combination of foods, etc. I guess they don't want to get confused. They also think that a multi-vitamin is essential for survival. Okay, well I eat 1,000 or more calories above my maintenance and like 3 protein shakes and 3 bars daily, do I really NEED a freaking multi-vitamin for $12/month?
Thanks for reading my rant. I feel better now. Comments are welcome.