This, of course, is my opinion only. You may have an amazing trainer who goes by the name of Snake, wears camouflage, has his head shot on the wall, regularly rides his motorcycle shirtless and employs a systematic, progressive and effective protocol. There are exceptions. But, when working with your trainer, ask yourself.
1. “Does he make everything about himself, or about me?”
2. “Is he actually coaching and instructing, or just clock-watching?”
3. “Is this a guy who’s passionately dedicated to this as a career, or is he just punching in on a clock on his way to his “real job?”
Because if the answers to the above questions are:
2. Um, the second part.
3. Punching in and out.
Then I have some bad news for you; your trainer is a tool.