17 Signs Your Trainer is Screwing Up Your Workouts

We polled five STACK Expert strength coaches to learn common mistakes that trainers make during a workout.

12) The "Rep Counter"

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What's particularly annoying are what I refer to as "rep counters." This describes a training situation where the trainer or strength coach ignores what the athlete is doing from a technical or mechanical standpoint, but simply counts each rep of every set to show the athlete that they are standing by and paying attention. Rather than demonstrating their exceptional counting skills, these coaches would be better off tuning into the form and technique of the athlete and providing solid coaching advice and training tips.

Joel Seedman

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What's particularly annoying are what I refer to as "rep counters." This describes a training situation where the trainer or strength coach ignores what the athlete is doing from a technical or mechanical standpoint, but simply counts each rep of every set to show the athlete that they are standing by and paying attention. Rather than demonstrating their exceptional counting skills, these coaches would be better off tuning into the form and technique of the athlete and providing solid coaching advice and training tips.

  • Joel Seedman


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