Lost personal trainer now what haha?

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    Oct 12, 2011 3:53 PM GMT
    Hey guys......

    I'm looking for some suggestions. I recently left my personal trainer because he just rubbed me the wrong way when he wanted to start working out at my gym in my apartment complex instead of the gym we worked out at because he had to pay 20.00 a session to train me. That gym was so much better had a lot more equipment etc....., but he refused to lower the rate and then wanted to charge me more if I went from 5 to 4 days a week. It just left a bad taste in my mouth.

    I am about 6 foot 198-202 lbs depending on the day. I really still have a lot of fat left to lose, but ideally I want to be 185-190 with muscle. I used to weigh 285 like two years ago and was in a deep crisis in my own opinion.

    I dunno if I should just continue to do 6 days a week cardio about 45 min a day. I often wonder if I should be doing hiit instead of just going out running/hiking 5 miles or so.

    Then of course doing weights different muscle groups 4 days a week.

    THe other option I am thinking of is doing the Body For Life Program.

    I read the book a while ago and am thinking maybe I should do that since people seem to get pretty results if you follow the program strictly.

    I do feel I'd still do my cardio 6 days a week, 20 minutes 3 times a week probably won't cut it, but I just feel lost on what to do haha.

    On the bright side working with the trainer helped me get great form/posture for lifting. I had terrible form before and it is great now so that is a plus.

    I mean I read all these things about people losing weight, and it seems very few people lose weight while gaining muscle.......but I am terrified to lose anymore weight without gaining muscle because I won't look good.

  • natertots

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    Oct 13, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    Hey man,

    Congrats on your progress so far! Sounds like you're doing really well and have the motivation to keep going. If you train with a goal in mind, you'll be way more successful. I'd say check out the programs on here or check out bodybuilding.com... they've got some great video trainers that are free to use and keep you motivated (I'm currently in day 33/84 of one).

    Trainers are awesome if you need the push, or are just getting started. If you're more advanced, they can switch things up on you to help keep you growing (or losing), but you can do the same thing yourself, too!

    There are so many sites around with great stuff to offer... I'd vote for heading to the interwebs.

    All the best,