You can admit it, we ALL have fitness questions. Here are 3 of the most common questions I get asked as a Personal Trainer. The answers may surprise you!
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I’m not one to sugar coat the truth. I don’t believe that it benefits anyone. It especially doesn’t benefit anyone in the health and fitness world. I find that tough love with some compassion is the most important strategy to helping others that struggle with their weight. If you don’t want to read the truth, I suggest skipping over this particular article. If you want to get the answers to 3 common questions you may have had yourself, then keep on reading!
1. If I only do ab work, will I get defined abs quicker?
Yeah….so, no one really wants to hear my answer to this question. Primarily because it isn’t the answer they WANT to hear. Like I said above, sugar coating won’t be something you’ll get out of me. This particular question in point is definitely no different. The answer? Absolutely not. Doing excessive abdominal work is not going to give you that desired 6 pack look that all the women and men on fitness magazines have. If I have said it once, I have said it 1 billion times: Abs are made by eating properly and head to toe exercise.
2. Can I just Google some workouts instead of hiring a trainer?
Sure. You can do that, but you are definitely playing a risky game. When you download workouts from the internet or watch someone on a phone app you downloaded, you’re risking more than just not seeing the results that you want. Potentially, you could cause yourself long term physical damage. How could that happen? Well, just because someone has a slender build, wears some pretty workout clothes, and is talking to you from a room full of yoga mats and dumbbells, doesn’t mean that they are qualified to give you ANY kind of fitness guidance. More likely than not, this person isn’t certified in anything and doesn’t hold the knowledge needed to be telling others how to workout.
Also, the person on your video/app doesn’t know you personally. Because of that, this non qualified “trainer” doesn’t know if you have any physical limitations or a history of health problems. More often than not, these people will offer the same workout for all of their “clients” or “subscribers”. That is NO way to approach your fitness journey. Personal Training certifications are created for a reason. The knowledge obtained by certified trainers is knowledge that the average joe in workout gear doesn’t have. Don’t take the easy way out by using Google for weight loss and fitness guidance.
3. If I just workout, do I have to change my eating to lose weight?
You absolutely need to adjust your eating habits if you want to see successful weight loss. This is a common misconception that many people have. Exercise and proper diet go hand in hand. You can’t have one without the other and expect to reach your weight loss and fitness goals. There really is no further explanation needed. All I can tell you is that if you think you can eat fast food and soda every week and still achieve your goals…you are sadly, sadly mistaken.
Well, I told you I wouldn’t be holding back on my thoughts when it came to these questions. If you have any other questions pertaining to your health and fitness goals, reach out to me! I’m more than happy to answer what I can for you, so that you can make informed decisions for yourself. Send me an e-mail to Betsy.StevensGGPT@gmail.com .
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