I haven’t posted in a while.
Anyway I was browsing through my uni’s online market place when I spotted:
“Looking for someone to do one hour a week personal training, to help motivate and provide ideas. willing to pay Â£20/hr. email for more info”
Obviously I am like “WOW MONEY!!”. Since I have been training for rowing, which includes lifting and cardio. And also having read numerous T-Nation articles, stuff by John Berardi and training to become a rowing coach in about a months time I thought cool I can help this person. So I emailed back with:
[quote]My name is #### I have been training for rowing for about two years, including lifting. I am going to be doing a coaching course in October/November. I have built up quite a bit of knowledge to do with lifting programs for beginners and intermediates.
I also have access to a wealth of nutritional info. All of this I have found on the internet for free through forums and free articles and I would be more than willing to share my info.
I would be willing to work with you for 1 hour a week or more. If you want you can give me a ring on ######, I wouldn’t charge, as I am not a qualified nutritionist nor CSCS (Certified Sports and Conditioning Specialist). If you were looking for a professional personal trainer they should have a CSCS.
PS I hate bicep curls.
Now obviously reading stuff about doing exercise/good nutrition/lifting doesn’t make me a coach. However I do not see why I cannot help this person if she wants to get fit.
Also since I am not charging, not that it gets me off the hook, she can walk away. I can help her setup a training program based on the periodisation experience from rowing.
So I was wondering, obviously I am doubting myself, whether it is morally/ethically/personally ok to help out.
Current I am doing Rippetoes SS to see if I can put more weight on my lifts fast like a newbie, after only having done weights like 4x6/3x8.