YouTube Personal Trainers: Are They Real Trainers?


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YouTube Personal Trainers Are Not Real Personal Trainers

A longtime personal training client of mine happens to have one of the worlds most watched YouTube channels. We have joked that we both have made a lot of money from YouTube. He, for obvious reasons, me, because people are seeing these YouTube personal trainers and supposed workout gurus rant, rave, heave, grunt, and see who can yell louder than the other. That’s great entertainment, and even motivation for some, but it needs to be taken for what it is. Entertainment.

Nobody can guide you through an exercise remotely. It would be impossible for me, even as a 20 year Austin personal trainer, to tell somebody sight unseen, how to perform an exercise, much a YouTube personal trainer doing it with blanket statements. I can easily tell you the way the vast majority of people do it, and the different ways it can and should be done, depending upon whatever imbalances you have, but to make a generalized sweeping statement on the way to do this or that, including the sets and repetitions, would be silly as well as reckless. YouTube personal trainers should be held to the standard as it applies just the same to anyone who is not in the room with you as your personal trainer.

Those that have tried to workout along these lines, with YouTube trainers, often get hurt and end up employing me to do their physical therapy to get them back on track, and then as their trainer, to teach them the proper techniques for their body and goals. Hence the inside joke with my client.

Motivation, however, is an entirely different thing. Watching a very zealous character perform anything at a level that’s awe inspiring, is bound to motivate and inspire you to at least ponder the possibility of trying something similar. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about working out, cooking, painting or archery. When someone is highly accomplished at anything and performs the task at hand with fluidity and the utmost efficiency, it’s fun to watch.

A lot of people, especially younger people, have watched some big guy wearing at best, a suggestion of a shirt, yelling how strong he is and how he got to be that way, and then demonstrating his physical prowess in whatever gym he’s filming in. If that motivates you to go out and exercise, then that’s great, but just don’t imitate what you see verbatim, or you’re very likely to hurt yourself and be calling upon me to fix what didn’t need to get broken in the first place. YouTube personal trainers belong on YouTube along with all of their other entertaining videos. Real personal trainers, however, can be found in the gym.

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My name is Andy Bruchey and I 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.
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YouTube Personal Trainer: Are They Real Trainers?
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Austin personal trainer Andy Bruchey weighs in on YouTube personal trainers and if following their advice is a good idea, or an invitation for injury.
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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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