By Scott Seller
In the field of coaching bodybuilders, weightlifters, powerlifters, and strength athletes, online personal training is quickly emerging as a significant change. Athletes and competitors frequently turn to the best fitness trainers online to elevate their performance, even during sport-specific training. So what exactly is the major draw of hiring a personal trainer or strength coach online?
The possibility to employ a coach who may reside a mile, a hundred miles, or even ten thousand kilometers from you is the first benefit, as was already established. You are no longer limited to the trainers at your neighborhood gym; while they may be excellent, they could also be poor or simply below the caliber of some of the online instructors.
The likelihood of finding the ideal coach for you is another significant benefit. You may find coaches online for any goal, including gaining strength, becoming a competitor, losing weight, and changing your diet. Find a trainer that is as old as you or even older if you're 50 years old and don't want to work with a 23-year-old who isn't experienced in life yet.
Many sportsmen find that scheduling is a problem. Life interferes with plans, or the gym is overcrowded when your trainer is available – after all, most only work the busiest times of the day. When you train online, however, your coach provides you with the workout and/or meal plans and allows you to use them as needed. This means you can fit your training around those things, just like you would if you didn't have a coach, whether you're stressed out at work, have a hot date, or simply need to rest one day. In-person in-gym trainers typically don't have that flexibility because it would negatively affect their other clients' schedules.
How does online training operate then? Typically, it begins with a thorough consultation when you discuss your objectives and aspirations, your history with weight and life in general, and any underlying medical or emotional disorders that might have an impact on the planning. After that evaluation is complete, your coach will create your initial workout schedule (and starting nutrition plan if they offer the full service). You'll record your calorie and liquid intake as well as the weights and sets, and submit it to your coach, often once a week. You'll also provide your workout's images and/or videos upon request so that your coach may evaluate your form, progress, and strengths and weaknesses.
A qualified trainer will then adjust your diet and workouts over time with the aim of realigning you with your objectives. And that, my friends, is the major reason you need a personal trainer or fitness instructor in the first place: to keep you on track and to help you as you develop your own skills. It's time to hire a virtual coach!