I had to post a thread on this because this is just completely ridiculous. I have a personal trainer at my gym named John. The guys pretty thick I mean just a big-frame, not too much definition but just a big guy. He personal trains for a living. He probably has around 5 clients a day which isnt too bad I guess. I mean different people on different days or whatever. I just cannot believe how retarded this guy is.
First of all everytime I see him workout he starts off his workout with around 10 sets of close-grip chin-ups. I just dont understand that but oh well. Then he moves onto cables. He trains his biceps and triceps NONstop with cables. I mean cables can be good sometimes but I have NEVER seen him do anything different for his arms.
Anyway I asked him one time what a good exercise for really widening my back would be. Because his back is definitely developed. Not all that thick, but VERY wide. He suggested that I drop all my back exercises, and try standing cable laterals. Okay I am not sure what the correct name is, but theyre for your rear delts / middle traps. Standing in the middle of the cable station with the cables all the way up to the top, your left hand holding the cable to your right, and vice-versa, and simply doing rear laterals in a X kind of motion.. he was COMPLETELY serious. I almost laughed in his face!!
Then today I saw him again and I asked him what his diet was like.. he replied, "fish, thats all." I was like, "why nothing but fish?" And he tells me this explanation about how ever since he ate JUST fish hes concentration and energy has gone up, because his body doesnt have to digest the beef or chicken.. I just couldnt believe how RETARDED this guy is.
I mean how could people pay him to personal train them when he doesnt have a CLUE what hes talking about. Hes probably 35 and workout out for around 15 years he said, and still has NO CLUE whats going on. I suggested he check out Arnold's book or a few others just to give him SOME clue what exercises work what muscle groups..