Personal Trainer: Should I Hire One ?
Have you ever made a New Years resolution just to ruin it a few hours later? We have all experienced moments in our lives where we have created fitness goals without the use of a personal trainer. For example, you may have wanted to lose a certain amount of pounds by a planned date or be able to run a certain distance in a set amount of time. Maybe even bench press a new personal record. But how often do we follow through with these plans? If you are like the average person, you probably set high expectations only to find the execution more daunting. Here’s where personal training with Santa Clarita’s best MMA personal trainer, Jeff Martin, will come in handy. Not only to keep you motivated but to keep you honest and on par with your goals.
A good personal trainer is not just somebody that understands different training programs, or how your muscles work. A good trainer is somebody that can push you, both mentally and physically through your workouts. In other words, if your trainer is simply putting together a generic workout to have you go through the motions, then you might want to consider a different trainer as there are many capable, motivated trainers out there.
The reason why we often find ourselves coming up short on our goals (like the infamous New Year’s Resolution) is because we ourselves are often the only source of accountability. While this may work for some people, most find it difficult to push themselves to an extraordinary level without a trainer or a mentor to keep them on track. Personal trainers can be especially beneficial for those in combat sports like MMA or jiu-jitsu, where you’re up against another opponent. Winning comes down to who has been more disciplined in their daily workout regimen.
When it comes to your training program, the one-size-fits-all narrative is discouraged as everybody has different goals. If your goal is weight loss, your trainer should be able to set you up with a more cardio dominant workout routine, or high intensity interval training. Find a trainer that can sit down with you, review your goals, and create a personalized path to achieving those goals.
When you are training by yourself, it can be easy, for instance, to ignore that last rep on a squat, or that final lap on your run. No one is there to tell you otherwise, except for yourself. A good trainer will find ways to push you past your limits so you can grow physically and mentally.
Trainers who you have worked with frequently should catch on to your habits and find ways to break you out of a plateau or a monotonous routine. If you have been working on your pull up, for instance, a good trainer will find other ways to challenge your back muscles, like through the use of a TRX.
Even bodybuilding greats and legends like Arnold Schwarzenegger had personal trainers. MMA fighters also rely heavily on a good trainer, or a sparring partner that is willing to their test limits. The most important component is to make sure you are following through with your goals and expectations, which will be much more achievable with Jeff Martin as your personal trainer and private training partner.
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