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Old 02-11-2007, 06:10 PM   #1
Nathan Sobczak
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I will be working with a gym soon and was wondering if anyone had any advice. Such as talking to clients about CF. I don’t want to bash the other trainers and their methods of “training“ but still be able to get the point across that compond movements are better for you. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:51 AM   #2
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:11 AM   #3
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Nathan, just let them try a scaled down WOD.
That will say more than words can.
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Old 02-12-2007, 03:01 PM   #4
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Nathan, like Frank mentioned to scaling the WOD's down you can also start guiding their workouts to improving their lifting techniques prior to beginning WOD's.

Once they have a good form on the squat, dl, press, and pulls you will notice that they begin the be a critique of other's forms as much as their own and your credibility as a trainer grows for you have shown the foundation of movements where as other trainers (*not bashing) guide their clients on what the clients want and it's usually social interaction.

I used to work for places like that and now that I am independent I am happier and still see "other" trainers training their clients differently than I do. I am not perfect, but the technique teaching never gets old and the client(s) always notices that they have improved from the last step forward.

You will be thanked, for having them lifting safely and correctly and you will in the end have referrals for it.

Hope this helps,

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Old 02-12-2007, 05:12 PM   #5
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Thanks Frank and Gio.
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:18 PM   #6
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i work at a globo gym. i start all my clients off with pvc squats,dl's,shoulder presses, pushups and jumping pullups. By doing these exercises with out-of-shape clients people will notice you and your training style.
Never bash on other trainers!
But, explain that you have a training technique that blows most people out of the water!! Tell them that you can work them out for only 4 minutes On the last 5 min of the first session with new clients have them do a tabata exercies- they will want you as their trainer!!!!!
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:06 PM   #7
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Thanks Angel that sounds like a great idea using tabatta at the end like that. I already have to bite my tongue when I see the other trainers “teaching” their clients.
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