This photo reminds me of the cooperative factors involved in the client/trainer/fat-loss/muscle gain relationship. It also reminds me that it could be above 60 degrees in about 6 weeks.
I’m going to give it to you straight, no chaser. My client Renee “Bubbly” has been brutalizing body-fat in the last 10 months that we have been training, without interruption. There is nothing that stands between her and the next pants size downward. She does not make a whole bunch of money, yet in her budget she finds the means to visit me in the studio for ten sessions every month. Since January 25th she has lost 3 pounds, despite the vacation she had last weekend, and she is gearing up for another holiday in less than seven weeks. I can tell you all about how tasy she looks and post photos but that would violate the agreement between us. Simply put? She has lost over 100lbs. and counting, and her strength gains are listed below the quick legend to my trainer language.
Volume = total pounds moved, for a given exercise, a given ‘block’ or curcuit, or a specified period of time.
Intensity= % of 1 Repetition maximum effort or for some drills, % of bodyweight
Density= work done in time
PR= personal record [or progress reported], denoting a mathematical, clear-cut improvement over previous acheivements in the given exercise.
PR in Lat Pulldown density [more work in less time] PR in dead-lift volume [more total lbs. moved]
PR in the barbell military press, volume and intensity [more total lbs. moved and heavier weight used in the workout].
PR in dead-lift intensity/volume, meaning, more reps with a given weight than ever before.
PR in lat-pulldown intensity/volume, using a heavier weight for every set than before, and moving 600 more pounds in only an additional 45 seconds.
PR in dead-lift intensity/density, or, an additional 252 lbs. moved in the exact same time as her prior workout using a heavier weight. Awesome.
Today, 9 February:
She dead-lifted for a Personal Record in Volume, moving 5,176lbs.
The actual numbers may not be staggering or reflect world-record status, but relative to where she was yesterday, and 10 months ago, and two years ago, Bubbly is better. My job is to point her towards better. She holds up her end mightily, never missing a session and cooking her own meals 6-7 days a week.
Lastly, all of these improvements are effortless, and THAT is what makes them such a big darn deal.
I am ready to schedule your session, so we may begin to point you towards a better body, more strength, and a greater quality of life.
Authentic Strength Training, from the studio
Kettlebells 4 U
17 South Valley Rd. Paoli, PA 19301