It is a trainer’s job to help their clients achieve their health and fitness goals, however I believe that many trainers are doing their clients an injustice. Most clients want to lose body fat, however some of these all mighty trainers know better and subdue their clients to countless hours of what I call fluffy training.
What do I mean by fluffy training? Lying on (or actually anything on) Powerplate is a waste of time in my opinion. I can only think of one practical purpose for these machines and it has zero to do with training. Powerplates are right up there with body blades in terms of a total waste of time, money and energy. Some other examples of fluffy training include Sandbell training, triceps kickbacks with little pink dumbbells, Glute kickbacks on a smith machine or cable.Some trainers don’t even make it to the fluffy exercises because they spend the entire session performing mobilisers.
What where the clients goals again?
The way I see things is that mobilisations are important to enable a client to improve range of motion and effectiveness of (proper) exercises. I have all of my clients perform mobilisation and activation exercises before we train, but we do not spend the entire session on them! My clients want to lose body fat or gain muscle mass ASAP so we need to actually f@#ken train.
If any of the above sounds like a session your trainer has put you through, you should ask for your money back.