Shannan Ponton will be sharing regular insights with Personal Training Academy into developing his career as a personal trainer and fitness advocate. Be sure to post any questions you’d like to ask Shannan in the comments below.
PTA: What are the most common mistakes you’ve seen trainers make with clients?
Shannan Ponton: Not having the courage or confidence to hold their clients accountable and honest. Your client hasn’t put 2kg of muscle on in a week, especially if they’re female!
Get freaking real and address your clients eating habits. Either they’re not doing what you told them, you need more education or a different career!
Sorry to sound harsh but it’s unacceptable for trainers to continue to discredit the profession with the “You’ve put on muscle” crap!
If I specified my training and nutrition to maximize hypertrophy I would be lucky to increase a females lean muscle mass by 2-3 kg / year, drug free of course!