A personal trainer may egg you on to do more reps, more minutes on the treadmill, or slap more weights onto the barbells, but he won’t mock you the way unused equipment mocks you. Once you pay for home gym equipment, you’re out of pocket expense is done. Whether or not you work out again, you won’t have to pay again. However, your personal trainer is going to charge you regardless of if you show up for your workout. This means you have to get down to his gym, or you’re going to pay for a workout you didn’t perform. Since nobody likes paying for something they’re not receiving, you’re going to get your workout in for the day.
Not only is a personal trainer there to bark at you while you struggle on the stationary bike, he’s also going to tell you how to maximize your workouts for your type of genetics. Some people are born with genes that won’t allow them to bulk up with massive, ripped muscle. These people gulp down endless protein shakes and lift to exhaustion without seeing the desired results. Often, they give up in frustration. A personal trainer will usually know the proper workouts and diet for your type of build. For example, someone with a slender build due to genetics can still pack on lean muscle. Lean muscle can be as powerful as huge bulky muscle mass, but it just has a different look.
Nutrition is as important as weightlifting or running. Without the proper guidance of a personal trainer, you may be eating the wrong things at the wrong time. This sort of ignorance will render your workout useless. Your personal trainer can schedule your meals for you to maximize your workout, and whether you need lean protein after a heavy session with the weights or beef and a protein shake. Perhaps you think the more protein you ingest, the more muscle mass you will build. However, a personal trainer would be able to warn you that by taking in too much protein, your body will just dispose of it, often ridding you of more than just the excess protein.
Workouts and weight training can give you a great physique and psyche, or a ruined back and a crippled spirit. Your personal trainer is going to help you develop the former, and at some point save you from dropping a barbell on your trachea during your bench press.