24/7 Customer Service 1-866-236-8417 Need Help? 1-866-236-8417

Reply
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Registered User BadgerDave's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2007
    Location: New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States
    Age: 27
    Stats: 5'9", 165 lbs
    Posts: 339
    BodyPoints: 2707
    Rep Power: 102
    BadgerDave has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) BadgerDave has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) BadgerDave has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) BadgerDave has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) BadgerDave has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) BadgerDave has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) BadgerDave has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) BadgerDave has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) BadgerDave has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) BadgerDave has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) BadgerDave has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    Visit BadgerDave's BodySpace
    BadgerDave is offline

    Getting around lack of equipment availability?

    Hey guys,

    I'm a fairly new trainer and I just wanted to get your opinions. How much do you guys wait for equipment to open up vs working around it and using different exercises. For instance, if all the squat racks are taken, do you wait for one, do you do something else first or do you tell your client to do dumbbell squats?
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User LivingStrongE's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Location: New Jersey, United States
    Stats: 5'11", 187 lbs
    Posts: 583
    Rep Power: 961
    LivingStrongE is a jewel in the rough. (+500) LivingStrongE is a jewel in the rough. (+500) LivingStrongE is a jewel in the rough. (+500) LivingStrongE is a jewel in the rough. (+500) LivingStrongE is a jewel in the rough. (+500) LivingStrongE is a jewel in the rough. (+500) LivingStrongE is a jewel in the rough. (+500) LivingStrongE is a jewel in the rough. (+500) LivingStrongE is a jewel in the rough. (+500) LivingStrongE is a jewel in the rough. (+500) LivingStrongE is a jewel in the rough. (+500)
    Visit LivingStrongE's BodySpace
    LivingStrongE is offline
    Lol this acutally happened to me today with one of my free session clients. The lat pull down machine was taken, so I went up to the gentlemen working out on that machine and asked if he didn't mind if my client jumps in and work in. He didn't mind, so I started to train my client on the machine. Good thing because the guy that was using the machine saw how I was doing with my client and asked if he can get a free session with me. That's another $10 in my pockets and I get to satisfy another person. It's been 3 days since I got my first job as a PT and it's working out great. If the guy didn't want me working in then I would of just went to another machine. I don't want to have my client waiting around wasting time they bought, and on top of that it will make it seem like I had a workout prepared and know what is next on the list. Which I do write down and plan ahead.
    **New Jersey Crew (201)**

    “No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training…what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” -Socrates
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    husband, father, trainer KyleAaron's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Posts: 5,334
    Rep Power: 9338
    KyleAaron is a name known to all. (+5000) KyleAaron is a name known to all. (+5000) KyleAaron is a name known to all. (+5000) KyleAaron is a name known to all. (+5000) KyleAaron is a name known to all. (+5000) KyleAaron is a name known to all. (+5000) KyleAaron is a name known to all. (+5000) KyleAaron is a name known to all. (+5000) KyleAaron is a name known to all. (+5000) KyleAaron is a name known to all. (+5000) KyleAaron is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Visit KyleAaron's BodySpace
    KyleAaron is offline
    Do something else. In general, you might have 3-6 exercises planned for a 30' session. If you can't do one, just go onto the next one and come back to the other one later when the equipment is free. Just keep glancing over. And if you think it really won't be free by the end of the session, say there's some idiot doing heavy partial squats supersetted with weighted partial chinups and reading the fcking newspaper in between sets, well no worries, you introduce the client to a new exercise, a variation on what you've already done before, like BadgerDave said.
    athleticclubeast.com.au - Elite coaching is about getting the last 5% out of a person's performance, personal training is about getting the first 50%.
    Current trainees' best lifts: ♀ 130/72.5/160 at 68kg, ♂ 205/120/220 at 105kg
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Similar Threads

  1. R.T.B. is back...and ready to compete in 2011!!
    By R.T.B. in forum Derek Charlebois' Contest Prep Section!
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 09-29-2009, 05:21 PM
  2. Open letter to pro's. Best time to workout am or pm?
    By Mike_Jones_MISC in forum IFBB Pro Bodybuilding
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-06-2008, 09:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts