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.

4) Progressing Too Quickly

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4) Progressing Too Quickly

When I was first getting started as a trainer, I tried to progress clients to more advanced exercises way too fast.

I'd get amped up to have someone perform Back Squats when they'd just learned the Goblet Squat, or try to switch to a Deadlift from the floor before they had mastered a Romanian Deadlift.

I eventually realized you can milk those beginner exercises for all they're worth and still load them pretty heavy to get a good training effect.

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When I was first getting started as a trainer, I tried to progress clients to more advanced exercises way too fast.

I'd get amped up to have someone perform Back Squats when they'd just learned the Goblet Squat, or try to switch to a Deadlift from the floor before they had mastered a Romanian Deadlift.

I eventually realized you can milk those beginner exercises for all they're worth and still load them pretty heavy to get a good training effect.


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