going against trainer's advice...

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  1. adrox

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    i've been working with a PT for the past month trying to get in shape for the upcoming track season (motorcycles). per his instruction, i've been on a bulking diet for the past two weeks, lot's of peanut butter cheeses etc. i've already noticed some gains, mostly in my arms becuase they don't quite fit into my sleeves anymore. although it's pretty cool, i'm concerned that i won't be able to fit into my leathers come race weekend on 3/31, so i'm thinking about dropping the bulking diet. if anything, i want to drop weight. the less i weigh, the faster i go around the track. i've conveyed this to him, but he doesn't know riding as he's a football player.

    what do you guys think? should i trust that he will lean me out prior to the season? i've never worked with a PT before and i'm not quite sure if i trust this guy. :noes:

    i'm 5'7 178lbs 15%bf
     
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    you know what you need to win...so why listen to someone who doesn't have your same goals in mind?
     
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    As a rider you want to be big/strong enough to handle the bike without any problems but not so big that you slow yourself down.

    Do you have problems handling the bike the entire race?
     
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    I've slowly but surely come to the conclusion that most personal trainers - the ones that normal, not super wealthy people can afford, anyway - are full of shit, and on average useless.
     
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    if you want to be lighter get your bf% down
     
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    80% of the personal trainers in our gym dont even workout.

    there's this one skinny twig who looks like a cancer patient.
     
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    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

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    god I hate PT's. I had one tell me that I couldn't deadlift at my old gym because it was distracting other members....needless to say I don't go there anymore.
     
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    do what pleases you, and if riding is your thing than fuck him

    don't bulk up, I would worry about increasing strength at your current size
     
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    cool - thanks for the advice guys. i'm gonna concentrate on getting my BF down and increasing my endurance.
    i have no problems handling the bike as far as strength goes, just going 10 laps at race pace can be grueling. i've been running/walking or using the eliptical for 30 minutes after each workout. i think i'm going to start increasing the level of difficulty during those 30 minutes as the season gets closer. hopefully that will help out on the track!
     
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    :ugh: :ugh: WOW. I dont even know how to respond to this
     
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    not racing for a living, just for fun. race season starts 3/31, that's why i'm worried about not being able to fit into my leathers. i figure 45 days should be enough time to lean out a bit. i'm basically going to cut out the peanut butter and most of the cheese out of my diet.
     
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