Why Personal Training?

why personal training

Should You Be Considering Personal Training?

As a longtime Austin personal trainer, I can surely tell you that there’s a lot of ways one can approach exercise. There’s a myriad of theories abounding in magazines and cyberspace from the educational and factually correct, to the misinformed and possibly injurious. Fads and theories come and go. Crossfit, HIT, 5 minute abs, PX90, and the like, were all designed by someone to make themselves a profit. That doesn’t mean because it’s popular and well marketed that we can embrace it as scientific or even effective, nor can we categorically dismiss it as being useless. This is why personal training is effective.

More than likely, with all the “latest and greatest” new found ways to become fit, strong, and healthy, someone has “uncovered”, there are benefits to be had, and conversely, there are detriments to be considered.

Most popular commercial programs are marketed as being able to generate the maximum amount of hypertrophy all the while reducing one’s body fat percentage to infinitesimal levels and all in the most minimal amount of time. Don’t forget that it’s fun too they say. Naturally, those would be it’s most effective marketing points.

If we break down these programs and fads, we see plenty of things which could be of great benefit to someone looking to get in better shape. For example, Crossfit has a vast array of exercises that will absolutely get your heart rate up and thus burn fat, if your approach to nutrition is done properly. 5 minute abs won’t give you visible abdominals in 5 minutes, but done properly, will strengthen your abdominal muscles over time, albeit a long time if only done for 5 minutes. As for visible abs, or the fabled “6 pack”, precise and proper nutrition as well as a lot of cardiovascular exercise will have to be in place over a substantial period of time if that is your goal. PX90 definitely has some benefits such as resistance training as well as cardiovascular training as well.

Are any of these right for you? I couldn’t truthfully answer that until we met for a consultation and assessed your weaknesses, imbalances, nutrition, medical history, etc. Therein lies the downfall of the mass marketed commercially available exercise programs. They aren’t designed for you, but rather they’re designed for everyone assuming we’re all of the same genetic structure with no tight supraspinatus muscles or no quadricep dominance due to a tightness in the psoas and TFL’s which have resulted in a hip rotation.
That is mass marketed impersonal training that will work on some level for a few people while leaving others without results and leaving others with injuries.

Personal training will always trump mass appeal products and systems because it is just that. Personal training. There should be no formulas and no sweeping statements or assumptions. A good personal trainer will understand how the human body works, and how yours individually, is varied from the medical standard, as well as have a deep rooted knowledge of nutrition, injuries, maladies, and illnesses which could possibly thwart your progress.This is the only way you can categorically get the best possible results while maintaining the best chance of not only staying injury free, but circumnavigating and rehabilitating previous injuries, imbalances, and tightness’s all the while building a level and strong foundation and subsequently growing upon that.

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Why Personal Training?
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Why Personal Training?
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Why should you consider hiring and working with a personal trainer? A longtime Austin personal trainer answers that as well as offers tips on what you can expect from a personal trainer.
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Andy Bruchey- Complete Fitness Design
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My name is Andy Bruchey and I am a longtime Austin personal trainer having founded Complete Fitness Design over 20 years ago. I specialize in weight loss/gain, including the addition of quality, lean muscle mass, corrective flexibility, post injury rehabilitation, nutrition, and sports specific training for professionals. Contact me today to see how I can help you!
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