I need a new personal trainer...
Okay, so I have lost about 80lbs mostly with cardio workouts, but 4 months ago when I hit a plateau I added strength training. It has made a HUGE difference. I paid for 3 sessions with the personal trainer and she was fine. She didn’t explain a lot, basically just moved me from machine to machine and counted. I really would like to try out some free weights, but I am afraid to start it on my own. I worry that my form will be bad and I will hurt myself if I don’t have someone watching me. I also have *NO* idea what I should be doing with the free weights anyway. I am really bad at looking at an exercise in a magazine or video and then figuring it out myself. I need someone standing next to me saying “Don’t bend your knees” or “Sit up straight”. I would be willing to pay the trainer for more sessions, except her schedule is terrible and I have to take time off work to meet with her. She has four kids and her schedule revolves around their schedule. I would really like a trainer to be with me 2 times a week for at least a month or so until I feel comfortable with the weights.
Okay, so here is what I am currently doing. Splits – Lower body Monday & Thursday and Upper Body Tuesday & Friday. Wednesday is cardio only. Usually the weekends don’t have any exercise, but if I do it would be cardio. Unless carrying around a 3 year old could be considered strength training!
I just do one set of each because I only have an hour or so to workout. The gym opens at 5am and I have to be to work at 7. I usually can fit in about 25/30 minutes strength and the same for cardio. I usually do 12/15 per set. If I can do 15 two workouts in a row I up the weight the next time.
Lat Pull Down, 60#, 1 set each handle
Dual Axis Row / Rear Delt, 45#, 1 set
Modular Tricep Pushdown, 25#, 1 set each w/ Rope, Straight Bar & Circle Bar
Dual Axis Chest Press, 30#, 1 set
Dual Axis Incline Press, 30#, 1 set
Lateral Raise, 30#, 1 set
Shoulder Press, 2.5#, 1 set each bar
Arm Curl, 25#, 1 set
Arm Extension, 30#, 1 set
Hip Adduction, 60#, 1 set each foothold
Hip Abduction, 60#, 1 set each foothold
Seated Leg Curl, 55#, 1 set
Leg Extension, 20#, 1 set each leg
Rotary Calf, 125#, 1 set
Glute, 80#, 1 set
Prone Leg Curl, 40#, 1 set
Seated Leg Press, 120#, 1 set normal, 1 feet “v”, 1 inverted “v” 1 at top
Any suggestions? My gym only has two trainers and neither want to be there at 5am when I am. I really want to move to the next level. Meg / Mel – anyone want to come to Chicago and train me?!
SW: 245 CW: 150 GW: 130