View Full Version : Needing some advice
03-15-2006, 03:35 PM
I would appreciate some advice on what to do next. I am 5'8. In the last 2 yrs I have gained 95 lbs(255/49%bf),lost95lbs(160/24%bf),gained80lbs(243/39%bf),and currently have lost 80lbs(160/24%bf). I have gone to the same gym both times that I got in shape and am currently going there now. The owner has used me in his promotional photographs, both times and has said how proud he is of me but when I mention that I want to train for bodybuilding competitions, and make fitness my career and lifestyle, he doesnt want to help me. I am desperate to find someone to find a trainer to take me to the next level. I would appreciate any advice that you could give.
03-15-2006, 03:51 PM
my guess is he is showing 'age bias'. but that is a mistake. i wish i could suggest someone, but since i live way,way away from you, i have no contacts to give in Nebraska.
03-15-2006, 06:05 PM
Thank you for your input Phantom, it helps to get someone else's take on the situation. I had a feeling it was something like that. I would hope that when Im a trainer, I would help someone who I felt had the inner determination no matter what age they were!
Thanks for you support!
03-16-2006, 08:53 PM
go online to beverly international they will set up a diet and training plan for you for free...they are very helpful
03-16-2006, 11:38 PM
when you said that he doesn't wanna help you, what do you mean by that? Did you ask him to train you and he refused? I've never heard of any trainers who refused to train a client when money's on the table.
03-17-2006, 09:37 AM
He said that I need to get to a certain wt and bodyfat and stay there for a year before I should even think about doing anything like training for bodybuilding. The gym offers circuit classes, he wants me to just do thoes.
It is very hard to stay motivated there, knowing what I want to do. I keep going back and forth whether to stay or go.
03-18-2006, 12:25 PM
that is ridiculous!! what an absolutely stupid comment to make. although you will have to diet longer due to your current bf levels, it is not out of the question for you to be able to get in shape and stage ready before a year.
i'd find another gym or start looking for a trainer who specializes in contest prep.
edit: i agree on the beverly site. they will help you out with your diet but this also involves their suggestion that you use their supps.