Being a personal trainer is not easy. Every day, you have to answer people’s questions about fitness and weight loss. Thus, it’s essential to stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and keep learning new exercise techniques. Most clients will ask you the same questions: how to lose belly fat, what foods are good for weight loss, what supplements to take, how much cardio is necessary and so on. As a personal trainer, you must tailor your answers based on the client’s experience and knowledge.
Here are top three questions people ask personal trainers:
What Exercises Are Best for Weight Loss?
Many of those who have just stated to go to the gym want to know what exercises are best for weight loss. Your role as a personal trainer is to explain that the best way to lose fat is to do both cardio and strength exercises. Cardio training only burns calories during your workout, while strength exercises boost your metabolic rate, causing the body to burn fat long after your workout is done. For optimal results, your clients should combine cardio with squats, deadlifts, lunges and other strength exercises that hit major muscles.
How to Lose Belly Fat?
As a personal trainer, you’ve probably heard your clients complaining that they do hundreds of crunches and still have belly fat. Tell them that abs are made in the kitchen. Ab training alone is not enough for burning stomach fat. Your clients should pay attention to what they eat and stick to a diet based on lean protein, small amounts of complex carbs, and healthy fats.
How Many Days per Week Do I Need to Exercise?
The number of weekly workouts depends on the client’s goals. In general, it’s recommended to exercise at least three times a week. To reduce your fat levels and build lean muscle, work out four to five times a week. Those who want to compete should hit the gym five or six times per week, and do a lot of cardio besides strength training.