I was just wondering - who are the best personal trainers out there, and do any of them have books worth reading?
I've been working out for 10 years 3-4x a week, but would like to become more cut (I do have & always have had a flat stomach, I'm just not truly cut) and generally learn more about nutrition & cutting/reducing body fat.
Obviously fitness/weight loss is a field that is as cluttered as it gets, so I've been hoping I could cut through the clutter (and find a great book worth reading) by finding (a book or multiple) from personal trainers that have great track records with their clients (esp. when it comes to reducing bodyfat).
I'm not sure how this business works (sorry if Im wrong about this assumption?), but was assuming that the top personal trainers in hollywood who get big bucks might only be able to get / stay in their positions, if they were regularly getting results for their clients. Of course, getting there in the first place probably comes down to relationships, but I cant see anyone staying there if what they tell their clients to do (to get ripped for their next big acting role) doesn't work.
Is this assumption wrong? Any such personal trainers with books worth reading?
I'd like to figure out what exactly I have to do, but too often hear one person (including personal trainers) suggest one thing, and another person suggest another thing (the fat burning zone for cardio, HIT vs. steady state cardio, kcals in vs. kcals out is all that matters vs. what kind of foods you eat is just as important, after burn exists vs. after burn is a myth, ...)
In my career it's very easy to cut through the clutter when hiring someone (of course I dont do the hiring, yet ), because it's ridiculously easy to see their track record / what results they have actually gotten...I was hoping I could apply the same principle to bodyfat reduction/weight loss, etc. by finding persoanl trainers that are highly successful when it comes to getting results in the real world with a variety of clients (and that have published a book).
Any idea how I could find this kind of book? (rather than just buying the 'best-selling' books)
PS: Obviously figuring out how bodybuilders & fitness models get into contest shape is the other idea I have in order to cut through the clutter.