3 Extremely Stupid Things Desi Gym Trainers Are Experts At
Desi gym trainers have some high flying degrees - starting from a post graduate degree in how to fuck biomechanics up to a degree in selling steroids and unwanted supplements to young chaps; they know everything. Their practices are just as ridiculous as are their juiced physiques. Thanks to their ignorant attitude, people are more often at the doctor's than at the gym. Injuries like slipped disc, dislocated shoulders and spondylitis have become common, when working under desi trainers. More than 80% of the total trainers working in the Indian fitness industry are still far from being certified. If your trainer is making you do these things, it's time to hire a qualified person.
1) Cardio Before Workout
A very common ritual followed in desi gyms is that they make you work on cardio before your weight training. According to desi trainers, cardio before weight training ‘warms you up'. Well, sure it does but don't keep doing it for hours. They ask their clients to run on the treadmill or use spin bikes for at least half an hour and then they push them to do weight training. By the time they are in the weights section, their energy levels are already dusted. This results in ineffective weight training. You are not able to lift as many weights as you could have, if you did weight training before cardio. The logic is simple- when you are full of energy, hit the weights. If you've got energy left, get some cardio in.
2) Hitting A Weak Body Part Everyday
Have weak biceps? Do biceps daily. This is the solution that desi trainers have for weaker muscle groups. Though their concept is simple, it's also hugely flawed. By doing this, you are hardly giving your muscles time to recover from the trauma that it received from the previous workout. Muscles don't grow when you train them. They grow when they are at rest. Rest is just as important as training. Maybe, even more in some cases. Since desi trainers don't know the concept of slow twitch fiber and fast twitch fiber or muscle imbalances, they hardly know why you have a weak muscle and how to make it grow. They think that weak muscles will only grow by lifting heavy weights daily. Now this may be true for someone who is fast twitch fiber dominant but for people who are slow twitch fiber heavy, more number of reps with lighter weights might do the trick.
3) Make you lift too heavy, too early
Another unwarranted thing that desi trainers are obsessed with is ‘beast mode'. Since a majority of them are always on the juice, they tend to push amateurs equally as hard. That's idiotic, at best. Of course they have no idea who's an amateur, a beginner, an intermediate and an expert level client. Since they lift heavy and experience gains, they are eager to make their clients lift heavy weights in every session. Desi trainers themselves are ego lifters and that's exactly what they pass on to their clients as well. Guys, beware of these desi trainers who are post graduates in Bro Science/Bullshit.
Not every guy who has huge biceps and wears a T-shirt that has trainer written on it is a professional. More than half of these desi trainers call themselves trainers just because they work in a gym and not because they hold a degree or certification in fitness.
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