As some of you may know I sold my soul to the devil - excuse me, became a personal trainer.
In all honesty, Im enjoying it a lot. For some reason I earned the nickname ‘enciclopedia’ by the other trainers. According to them, if they have a question ask it to the expert - and they mean me, lol.
My clients are coming along very well. One of my girls lost 9.5 lbs in 3.5 weeks and earned considerable strength. Her routine consists of deadlifts, squats, bench presses, pull-ups, and core strength. She was sitting on a chair by the weight scale waiting for me ,and plopped on it with a big smile on her face to show me her new weight - 121.5 lbs.
My clients are pretty impressed by the technical knowledge I have, which may explain why my boss told me no one has ever picked up contract clients so fast. So far I’m ranking 3rd place for contracts sold - and I didnt even try.
I trained at least 5 trainers, including the gym manager - all of whom came to me and insisted that I give them advice and run them through a workout.
Aparently everyone’s noticed my strong accent, which everyone insists on pointing out I sound exactly like Van Damme - although some insist I have more of a german accent and sound like Schwarzenegger. Hm, maybe that helps impress some clients too.
Anyhow, I can honestly tell you, Im far from being an expert, but i do spend countless hours every day reading something new - upwards of 6 hours in some cases. Everything ranging from Testosterone to books on physiology, nutrition, flexibility, or even remotely associated with weightlifting.
PubMed has proved especially helpful in impressing the above mentioned girl, as she’s a scientist at Yale University and has published 3 studies in PubMed herself - she was surprised I even knew about PubMed, and was very happy when I gave her several studies on fish oil supplentation.
All in all, I think I’m doing good.