I'm looking for a trainer to work with, but I'm having trouble finding one that I think is a good fit for me.
Because I am, for the most part, an ectomorph body type, it's been very hard for me to put on any muscle at all. I started at about 140# at age 20 and now at 30 I'm about 180#. I'd really like to put on another 40 pounds and I think I need some help to get there.
#1. I'm not interested in a trainer who knows all the "theory" behind training and nutrition, but because they're fat or skinny, doesn't have the body to show what they supposedly know.
#2. But looking to the guys who appear to have the knowledge because they have the body don't necessarily know what would help ME.
In my experience, 99% of male trainers with some size, even if they're certified and even if they have a degree (in exercise science, kinesiology, or whatever), are the guys who in high school and college were competitive athletes (usually in football) and have a mesomorph or endomorph body type... because of their body type (and yes, a lot of hard work, of course), they excelled in athletics and after they were no longer in competitive sports, just spent more time in the gym and got pretty big, pretty easily (easily in comparison to us ectomorphs anyway).
These guys have a training philosophy that takes the "theory" they've been taught, filters it through their experience of what has worked for them and their bodytype, and then they try to say that it should work for anybody.
I want to find a trainer who was a skinny runt like I was and now is BIG! I'm not opposed to working with a somebody who got their size with a little chemical assistance, but because I'm not quite ready to go that route myself, I don't want somebody who's doesn't know much about how to put on size naturally.
make sense? any thoughts on how to find somebody like this?