Hope you guys can help me out with one of my client. He is 22 years old, 5’10”, 276 LBS. We have been training together since January and he has lost over 10″, BUT HAS NOT DROPPED ONE POUND! He is the exact same weight as when we started.
I have NOT done body fat on him because one of my fellow trainers told me that when a person is that heavy you should only measure them because 1. The pinches are all going to be “60” 2. It is really hard for their self esteem.
So, is this true? Also, could my client be replacing all that fat with muscle???
What about if based on your BMI you are a little over weight so you diet and lose inches, but the number in the scale does not move, and you go back to your doctor get weighed and the number is the same and based on your BMI you are still over weight but you have clearly lost inches and fat! That’s why I hate the BMI.
Ok! Coming from the other side of things, being the over weight person here and I’m struggling with that scale not budging and inch. I got measured last night and loss 3 inches. Yeah!!!! It hasn’t been easy and I’ve been searching the net for answers. So if had the money to pay for a personal trainer like you, I would want you to be up front and honest. If I’m paying you to kick my ass then give it to me straight. I wouldn’t pay someone to sugar coat what was going on. If he wants to live a healthy life style he has to swallow the truth and not the sugar. That’s what got in trouble in the first place.
How long were you experienced,as a trainer?
I feel bad for the kid who loss 10 inches, and the trainer is more lost than amazed.
Another well experienced trainer would have 1. Appraise him on his BMI loss,
2.Encourage him on his goal.
3. Be proud of what you’ve accomplished.
Not make him feel bad? No, your Job is to help him get fit, not wipe his face & give ’em a cookie.
How do you know exactly what your client loss and gained?
You have a great client .
Client has a Bad trainer.
Get more knoweledge on this , NOT on WEB.
dont use him as your first guinea pig. GROW from it .
Do you know what you can do with this ?
You can be the next Jane Fonda, or Zumba instructor.