needsomebodytohold saidHey. I've been trying to lift weights and become more athletic this past year. I hired a personal trainer who is a national body building champion and he recently won first place at a competition in Texas. He's a great personal trainer but I feel like such a pussy when I workout with him. He likes to add a lot of weight and sometimes he goes way past the limit that I would ever do. Any weightlifters have problems when they first try to tackle a lot of weight? How do you cope?
You should clarify what you meant by "way past the limit I would ever do." Like everyone says, if you're maintaining good form (except perhaps for forcing the last rep or two with him spotting) he's probably doing you a favor. He probably sees good potential and just wants to prove to you what you're capable of.
needsomebodytohold saidReally tough personal trainer?
You want "really tough?" At a Manhattan "Crunch Fitness" my trainer would punch me in the gut when I needed "reviving." Turns out he was an ex-con. In fact, I once brought a surprise birthday cake from Magnolia Bakery there for a friend to share with the staff and it was like opening the floodgates, you never saw cake disappear so fast! It turned out that most of the trainers were ex-cons. Maybe they thought there was a file in it.