Personal Trainers are evil sadistic bastards!
As part of my training for MPD I not only train on the pole, I also try to make it to the gym at least twice a week (only twice because I'm at the studio for class or training 4 days a week). And because I do tend to wander around the gym looking at the equipment more so than using it I decided to hire a Personal Trainer to help me.
The first trainer I had a few months ago decided to go back to his old job which I was a bit bummed about, he however passed on my details to one of the other trainers there that he told me, in his opinion, was the best. Starting with a new PT is a little bit of a pain as you have to go through that whole "I need to test what you can do" process again, which can either leave you in so much pain the next day you can barely hold a pen let alone dress yourself, or you don't get a work out as hard as what you usually do.
At the moment we're focusing on strengthening my oblique muscles, which will help me with things like Iron X's and Dead Lifts, while I can do both I do feel like this is one of my weakest areas because I don't use them as much. As each week goes by I have noticed that I'm getting stronger, I can hold my Iron X's for longer can come back up into a Static V a bit easier and can now Dead lift with one leg straight (the aim is to get it with keeping both legs straight).
|This is the Kettle Bell Pull thing he had me do last week.|
Except this chick is a pussy and has a light weight.
Last night the level of evil was doubled, not only am I certain that he had evil for breakfast I'm pretty sure he had an extra helping. Needless to say last night there was a lot of swearing and me telling Daniel (he says his name is Daniel, I'm pretty sure his real name is Lucifer) exactly what I thought of him. I'm so sore today I'm surprised I can move the top half of my body at all (I sneezed at work this morning, it hurt so much I nearly cried). And I still have second day soreness to look forward too. BALLS.
|White board of Evil from last night|
I found this website which has a whole heap of different Kettlebell exercises, you can browse by which area of your body you want to work on. Kettlebell Exercises .
I'm sure I'll thank Lucifer, I mean Daniel when this is all over.. just not right now.. Evil Bastard. (Seriously though if you're in the Penrith area and looking for an awesome PT, Daniel is freakn awesome).