Whether you prefer working out on your own or being instructed by a personal trainer, there are some basic questions that you should never leave without getting the proper answer for. You might think that all forms of advice apply to everyone but truth is no one knows better than your personal trainer or nutritionist; they didn’t spent years studying in vain and thereby their experience is not something to take lightly. They know everything your body needs, how it needs it and when.
1. MUSCLE MASS AND BODY FAT
Let your trainer do the calculations! How much fat you need to shed off your body and how much muscle you need to gain. It is really important to know how much of your weight is lean mass and how much is fat. There is a common misconception that ideal weight and lean body mass are the same thing.
2. WHAT TO DO WHEN ON VACATION?
As it is summer, it is okay to take some time out from working out and go enjoy a relaxing environment. But first remember you are committed! Inform your trainer with how many days you will be away from training; ask about what you should avoid and the things that you are allowed to do. Take your trainer as your partner; tell him/her all about your lifestyle, habits, even the destination of your vacation.
3. WHAT TO DO During Certain Occasions?
In Ramadan, for example, your workout schedule and eating habits will be flipped upside down. Ask your trainer what you should eat and when, whether is it fine to work out while fasting or not, what to eat right when you break your fast and the intervals between meals. Plan your month before it begins.
4. WHEN TO EXPECT RESULTS?
We all rush to notice results. The thing is it is variable some people might observe a radical change in a month and some might take much longer than this. Only your trainer knows the nature of your body as well as the intensity of the workouts. No change happens overnight.
5. MORE REPS WITH LIGHTER WEIGHTS OR FEWER REPS WITH HEAVIER WEIGHTS
People always wonder which is better to do; more reps with lighter weights or fewer reps with heavier weights. Your trainer is the one who can best answer this question, as many people agreed it is better to do both but there are always exceptions. Ask what will perfectly work with your body.