Felt pretty good after my first personal training session! And the pricing here in Australia is surprisingly cheap! A$60 per hour … Cheaper than 24 Hour Fitness in LA (USD$60 / hr), and the CrossFit box my friend goes to in the Bay Area (USD$85 / hr).
The goal of my training is to perfect the Big Five: squats, deadlifts, barbell row, bench press, and overhead press. These require good techniques and are safer with a spotter.
Here’s the program today:
◦ Front squats 60 kg
4 SETS x 8 reps
“Trampoline effect” to explode out of the hole
◦ Overhead press 45 kg
4 SETS * 6 reps
Valsalva maneuver, grip width nearly the same as bench press
◦ Bench press 50 kg
4 SETS * 6-8 reps
Bring the bar down to sternum, below nipple line
Drive quad/hill down to press up
◦ Walking lunges 30 kg
3 SETS x round trip
Gait distance is a bit longer than arm’s length
Plant foot first before descending
My instructor Conor said I did well. Well, that’s because I’ve been following Athlean-X programs!!
I really enjoy the PT today and look forward to next week. Stay strong and keep training!