In todays world its what everybody wants, needs or does. From people buying gym membership to people taking on a personal trainer, 85-90% of people will say & trainers will hear – GOAL? – ‘Weight loss’. Many, many & so many people are under the illusion the battle is just pay and turn up and all is fixed.
The major difference in the client who gets the result they crave and the person who turns up? The WANT & the DOING. Anyone who has ever trained under me has heard this. What’s the difference in wanting to the burpee and doing the burpee? Lets say the trainer sets his watch- 60sec GO!! Client does the burpees, goes through the motion thinks its enough just to do the burpee against the clock! Now you have a client who WANTS to do the burpee- well no one wants to do burpees, but the guy/girl who WANTS the success/result, the fat loss, the weightloss, they will push themselves, they will leave themselves sprawled on the floor, with nothing more to give. Same time, same person even, on two separate occasions lets say, more burpees in the same time due to that WANT!!!
Now this WANT I talk about, this applies to so many different levels of fitness I could be here all day! Sports people, bodybuilders etc etc! Loads!!
But lets take a look at this WANT and see where the very-very over weight client gets this WANT from. What I’m about to talk about not many people will understand so I’m going to try my best to give you an insight & hopefully give trainers out there a better understanding of 23stone FAT FEHILY – to take with them to there FAT FEHILY’S!!.. its ok I’m just fat kid trapped in a fit body, I get to call people fat! J
I always get asked what’s the best meal plan for fat loss / weight loss? Heres my answer, if you use a calculator or a scientific formula for a client who been over weight all their life & they are BIG now, your doing it wrong. Unless you can get in the mind of the client and envision what’s its like in day to day scenarios, your not going to gain a result!!! This doesn’t mean you have to be a former fatty to achieve anything with an over weight client but you must understand these complexes that come with being fat!!
The fact that you may have an over weight person sitting in front of you in the assessment room, you must understand this is a huge complex beaten for them!! Now it is not the time to go into how bad I’m currently doing or how much grams of protein I should be consuming or explain how you are going to reverse my insulin resistance problems or explain the importance of that due to their history of food abuse that carbs must only be consumed post workout due to the biggest and baddest Anabolic window!!! WHAT ARE THEIR HABITS????? Break them!!! What’s triggering them?
(I’m not having a pop off females, one basis example!!)
Now on a very quick small scale I’m going to try to explain this, lets take a female, the female who always wonders why she puts on weight after 6 months in a relationship? Lets take the sub conscience, your first 6 months, ye shared a lovely day, out shopping, went for lunch came home & your loving & caring boyfriend turns & says “ il head out, pick up a bottle of wine & a take out Chinese”- comes home, magical night = BLISS!!!