It is a generally known fact among experienced trainers that training with other people can increase your fitness by 200%. Perhaps that is why most people would rather go to the gym than train alone in their homes, even though their house may have all the equipment contained in the gym; not to talk of the feeling of camaraderie that exists among training partners. Apart from this, training with other people also reduces the kind of fatigue you experience while training alone.
Now, going to the gym is one thing, relating with other trainers is another. As a trainer, especially a beginner who wants to develop in the right form and places, it is vital that you ask questions on techniques that may be foreign to you.
Don’t be afraid to ask for advice. To do that, first create an air of familiarity in the gym; let people know you. The only way to achieve that, of course, is by being consistent in your gym attendance. Fellow trainers may be reluctant to answer your questions if they think of you as a total stranger. So, attend the gym regularly, greet fellow trainers you meet in the streets. Let yourself be noticed and people will be comfortable answering any question you may ask them.
The following are why you should ask for tips while working out in the gym.
1. You Easily Know What You Are Doing Wrong
Some things you have been doing may have been staunching your development, but you may be wondering why your body has not been developing like the other people you see in the gym. Indeed, the grass may be greener on the other side, but make sure your lawn isn’t filled with dead leaves. More experienced trainers are ready to guide you through the process of your workout. They will point out the areas you need to work on to maximize the results of your workout.
2. You Get the Best Kinds of Supplements
It’s in the gym that you can get advice on the best supplements that can help boost your workout process. However, you should research on whatever supplements recommended for you. Steroids, for instance, may be injurious to your health. Instead of taking such risky drugs, you can go for nootropic supplements or SARMs. You can ask for the best nootropic supplement to get, and the right fit for you will be recommended by those who share similar workout goals as they will most likely have tried whatever nootropic supplement they recommend to you. Don’t be scared of asking them anything, they will surely give you an audience. You’ll be surprised how willing people generally are to help.
3. You Easily Make Friends
You can meet people who share the same passion with you. Friendly people whom you may otherwise never meet in your life will come across you (or you come across them) in the gym, and you immediately connect. Everyone who attends the same gym as you can become your friend, it all depends on how you relate with everybody. In essence, if you all want the same thing; then why can’t you be companions?
4. You will Be Experienced
Even if you are a complete klutz and you have absolutely no idea about body-building and workouts, you can become experienced by asking for tips and advice on the basics of workout processes. By taking suggestions from every person in the gym, you automatically become a skilled trainer since you would become more familiar with the do’s and don’ts of your workout sessions.
5. You will be Coached for Free
By mixing with fellow trainers and asking for tips, you will meet those who would volunteer to take their time to groom you up. These are the people who would help you hang back the weight when your strength fails you and you can not lift it back up to put it in its place. These people are always there to motivate you and stretch you to attain the level you may never reach if you were training alone.
6. You Know Everything There is to Know
Apart from knowing which kind of training that will benefit you a whole lot more, you also get to see how the equipment work. Only those who have been in the gym for long would understand how every machine works, and they are always ready to assist.
7. Other Less Brave Trainers will Benefit from your Confidence
There may be other trainers like you who might have some questions but are scared of asking. Your own demeanor can inspire them to come out and relate freely with other people. In fact, you may be consulted by them to tell them the rules of the workout. You would be able to share with them because you have learned tips from a plethora of trainers.
The best people in the gym to ask for tips are the staff members; these guys are there to put you through. Their job involves making sure that no accident happens. They are always ready to answer any question because that is part of their job description. So, yes, you can bombard them with different questions.
You don’t have to read thousands of pages of body-building books, just ask people around you for tips and advice, and you are well on the path towards your desired physical and mental development.