Muscular endurance.

  • Greygull

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    Feb 08, 2012 1:14 AM GMT
    So, After about 6 months of not really working out due to moving and serious life changes I started going back to the gym about two weeks, ago, I've been doing mostly cardio and some machines until I worked out with a trainer today, and boy, I have never felt weaker.

    Long story short, the trainer said It's impossible for me to life with good form right now as mu muscles allover just aren't strong enough, so guys. I ask you any suggestions?
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    Feb 08, 2012 1:25 AM GMT
    Drop the trainer!

    It's completely possible to lift with good form RIGHT NOW!

    You drop the weight until you can accomplish each repetition with good form.


    He's an ego trainer, he only cares that the ego has been taken care of.

    If you want endurance, 12 to 15 reps, for however many sets you want (I usually do 2 to 3 sets) or what ever weight you can accomplish each set and reps.

    As you drop your trainer, slap the stupid bitch will ya.
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    Feb 08, 2012 2:52 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidDrop the trainer!

    It's completely possible to lift with good form RIGHT NOW!

    You drop the weight until you can accomplish each repetition with good form.


    He's an ego trainer, he only cares that the ego has been taken care of.

    If you want endurance, 12 to 15 reps, for however many sets you want (I usually do 2 to 3 sets) or what ever weight you can accomplish each set and reps.

    As you drop your trainer, slap the stupid bitch will ya.
    ^THIS!

    Your trainer is a dumbass.
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    Feb 08, 2012 2:53 AM GMT
    PS. Report your trainer to the management. They'll have a field day with him as they kick him out the door.
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    Feb 08, 2012 8:02 AM GMT
    Tankie called it. Your trainer is an idiot.
  • suedeheadscot

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    Feb 08, 2012 8:19 AM GMT
    If a historically skinny-malinkie like me can put on some some muscle and definition then so can you!! Do it!!
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    Feb 08, 2012 8:36 AM GMT
    Greygull, it's not possible to reduce the weight until you can do the movement with good form?


    Thats one of the most important things in weight training. If your forms not good, you are headed for an injury.


    I'm sure you are 'strong' enough to train with weights. Never ran across anyone yet who wasn't.


    Don't give a thought to how much weight you are using, practice good form & the strength will come.


    This 'trainer', he has a job at your gym?
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    Feb 08, 2012 8:46 AM GMT
    Yes, this "trainer" sounds like a twazzock. It's his ego he is training, any decent trainer would drop your weights until your form was perfect, and then start building you back. What and idiot he is! I can picture him not paying attention to you and texting away during your session...
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    Feb 08, 2012 9:30 AM GMT
    uh, lower the weights?
  • MikemikeMike

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    Feb 08, 2012 10:34 AM GMT
    Lostboy saiduh, lower the weights?



    This^^ and-form is so much more important when you start- fire that trainer. Make fun of him if he's a roided fraud.
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    Feb 08, 2012 11:08 AM GMT
    I had a "trainer" tell me the same thing back when I only weighed 110 lbs. I guess I should thank him since I got incredibly defiant and kept going on my own after he said it.
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    Feb 08, 2012 12:03 PM GMT
    lose the trainer! he should be teaching u good form if he thinks u cant do it.

    yeah do lots of reps with light weights until u get the form icon_smile.gif...then slowly go up! itll take time but its better than being one of those kids who do biceps curls while swinging their entire body LOL
  • Greygull

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    Feb 08, 2012 4:22 PM GMT
    I had no weight on just the bar,

    for example when squatting my body drifts left and i cant keep my weight on my heel, as I go down it shifts to the toe.
  • ROYCE13

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    Feb 08, 2012 4:26 PM GMT
    do squats with out weights as a warm of for perfect form, also squat with one leg raised(still no weights) that helps the weaker leg. there are several things to do to correct this- correct form is a must to prevent injuries
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    Feb 08, 2012 4:26 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    lilTanker saidDrop the trainer!

    It's completely possible to lift with good form RIGHT NOW!

    You drop the weight until you can accomplish each repetition with good form.


    He's an ego trainer, he only cares that the ego has been taken care of.

    If you want endurance, 12 to 15 reps, for however many sets you want (I usually do 2 to 3 sets) or what ever weight you can accomplish each set and reps.

    As you drop your trainer, slap the stupid bitch will ya.
    ^THIS!

    Your trainer is a dumbass.


    +100
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    Feb 08, 2012 4:34 PM GMT
    I agree....DROP THE TRAINER. That asshole is supposed to motivate and guide you not make you feel hopeless. Get another trainer and get started. You did it once before and you can do it again. You'll be looking better than that so-called personal trainer in no time.
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    Feb 08, 2012 4:35 PM GMT
    Greygull saidI had no weight on just the bar,

    for example when squatting my body drifts left and i cant keep my weight on my heel, as I go down it shifts to the toe.


    Wait wait wait you just had the bar and couldnt do proper form? Maybe you dont have the endurance for that exercise yet...try something else and come back to it...
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    Feb 08, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    Chainers said
    Greygull saidI had no weight on just the bar,

    for example when squatting my body drifts left and i cant keep my weight on my heel, as I go down it shifts to the toe.


    Wait wait wait you just had the bar and couldnt do proper form? Maybe you dont have the endurance for that exercise yet...try something else and come back to it...

    Yes he does, endurance isn't his problem, it's more likely flexibility and/or a discrepancy in strength and practice.

    When your weight moves forward do your heels lift?

    Try, scrunching up your toes when squating with no weight on your back, it'll force you to keep on your heels.

    if your heels lift its possibly a flexibility issue, first port of call is stretching the calf muscles.

    With the shifting, assuming you don't have any hip or join problems, then the most likely thing is your body is looking for the easiest path to follow so it's moving onto it's strongest leg. Fixing that one is more a focus on what you doing and forcing your body into the correct pattern. It'll eventually build strength and you'll no longer try to move out of alignment.




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    Feb 08, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    Wtf this has to be the dumbest think I've ever heard in my entire life. You're telling me that you can't do 1 pound dumbbell curls with good form? My 96 year old grandma could do that. Fire your trainer and learn proper technique from watching videos on bodybuilding.com and online. If you can't do squats just start off by doing the leg press with a light weight.
  • Greygull

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    Feb 09, 2012 8:07 AM GMT
    Yeah dumbcurls sure, I was referring to squats in particular, i had a hard time with planks and jump pull ups too.

    In regards to the squats thats is exactly my problem, so i should just keep doing them with just the bar and really focus on form?
  • Greygull

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    Feb 09, 2012 8:43 AM GMT
    Yeah, I'm trying I'm just gonna do teh lift with either just teh bar or do Isometrics for a while, do you guys think i should do teh yoga class at my gym while I'm at it?
  • Greygull

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    Feb 09, 2012 9:29 AM GMT
    Cool, thanks for the soild advice guys
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    Feb 10, 2012 2:40 AM GMT
    Greygull saidYeah dumbcurls sure, I was referring to squats in particular, i had a hard time with planks and jump pull ups too.

    In regards to the squats thats is exactly my problem, so i should just keep doing them with just the bar and really focus on form?

    Yup, practice makes perfect.

    Focus on a quality movement over everything else in the beginning, eventually the movement will be ingrained and you'll feel it the second the pattern changes (due to what ever factors are in play that day)
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    Feb 10, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
    i actually have the muscularity system of a large predator.
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    Feb 10, 2012 2:53 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    TotalTopJock saidI agree....DROP THE TRAINER.

    How can he drop the trainer when apparently he isn't even strong enough to lift him?


    It's called a negative. You convince the trainer to assist you in getting him high up on a platform of some sort, then you push him off...the trainer drops. Simple, maybe not easy, but simple.