Thursday, January 7, 2010

Technology makes me a trainer?

It's amazing what you can do nowadays. Just a few minutes ago, I conducted my first personal training session...err..somewhat. It was done online and I was actually training my friend Nani who's based in Melaka.

Nani is on a quest to lose weight and she often asks for my advice. I tell her what I know. Thankfully, her exercise regime is still in the beginner's stage so I could quite confidently tell her what she's doing wrong and what she's doing right.

Tonight was the first session and the most glaring mistake I can see is her posture when executing moves. Although I can demonstrate to her what the correct posture looks like, I am not able to physically correct her body alignment when it starts to go all awry.

I suggested her to do the plank (to make her body remember the correct posture: body in a straight line) and do kneeling pushups to build up endurance and strength. Top it off with 60 starjumps split into two sets of 30. These three moves are to be done on a daily basis.

It won't take long to execute them, me thinks. 10 to 15 minutes tops. What do you think? Is it too much or too little?


Rajan said...

Aizan: How much exercise to do really depends on the client themselves. What's their weight, what's their fitness condition, their age, any chronic illnesses and so on. While training, you will be able to see how much they can and cannot do and from there gauge how much to push.

Knee Push Ups are very tricky as well. Even when you are there in person, you will be surprised at how many variations of mistakes people make... From wrong placing of hands, to moving wrongly, i still see new things sometimes when i train a new client. so it's easier to be there to correct it.

amirahsyuhada said...

part of me I want you to be my side to correct my posture because I know i cannot see it, and cannot differentiate the position, but part of me am scared because you threatened to whip me if I cheat, lol!

by the way, I will remember until I die that you said my butt is sexy, hahaahhaha.