Super Strong Nana Gets a Trainer

Writing two blogs is a lot harder than I thought. This one is my baby, but the blog I write for the Tallahassee Democrat has a deadline so it’s taken priority.

It’s been 4 weeks since I attended the Summit of Strength and had my movement screen and corrective exercises given to me. My instructions were to do my correctives and not workout for 2-4 weeks. I have to admit, I wasn’t as regular with my correctives as I thought I would be. I ended up not working out for 3 weeks. I found after a week, I was getting somewhat depressed and then after 2, lost all motivation. By the time I was “allowed” to workout, I found it tough to get the motivation to start back up again.

I still wasn’t sure what or how I wanted to train. I have my goals for 2013 but no sure plan on how to get there. So, I decided to invest in distance training with Brett Jones of Applied Strength.

First things first. Just as if I were training with Brett in person, he had me fill out a in depth health form, personal history and a detailed list of my goals along with the all important waivers. I was impressed with his attention to detail immediately.

I had my first Facetime appointment on Thursday. We went over my goals, issues I might face, time I wanted to spend training and to my surprise what I liked to train. I think most trainers forget about what type of exercise or workouts their clients like to do. We discussed adding in a “fun” day to my program in which I can do all the crazy lifting, carrying, wall climbing, handstands etc that I like to do. I was so excited that he listened to me and took into account my lifestyle, my limited time, my business and my likes and dislikes. This is a first for me.

I received a very detailed plan within 2 days. It looks awesome. I will be working (slowly) towards my goals of completing the Iron Maiden in July 2013, passing my RKC re-cert with weights for the under 50 women, getting a 1.5 body weight deadlift and bending a 1/4 inch nail (yes, he is going to help me with that).

Of course my corrective exercises are going to be a big part of my new program after all, it’s Brett were talking about here.

I look forward to beginning my new training program on Monday. I will keep you updated on my progress.

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