Accepting that you do not know everything is key to progressing your knowledge, and therefore any aspect of life.
There is a lot of information surrounding health and fitness. In order to understand the various aspect of training and its benefits you must be knowledgeable in biology and physics.
It sounds kind of boring (for most people at least - but I'm a nerd ), but they are the principle subjects that surround everything that we do in and out of the gym. Unfortunately, not enough people pay attention to this, and this is where they continue to perform the wrong technique, ignore advice, and do not think for themselves.
Ultimately this knowledge is the basis of the qualifications to become a fitness professional, and even then, this just begins to scratch the surface. Years of experience and research then grow on top of these building blocks, deepening the expertise of the trainers.
Now like any professional in their field, you would not question their judgement, right?
You would believe your doctor without a seconds thought, so why not your trainer?
To an extent it is true, they are professionals who clearly specialise in this. However, do not be afraid to question it. A good trainer should be able to answer why you are doing something or why it needs to change. If they can, you should probably listen, they are doing this for a living after all.
(It also means that your favourite gymshark model may not be the ideal person to listen to for advice on training.) At the end of the day, advice is free, you don't necessarily have to follow it, but at least listen and consider it. Most of the time, a trainer is just trying to do their job, and stop you from causing yourself injuries whether it be immediate or in the long run.
Just consider that the rumours you have heard may not be backed up by science. And training is all about the science.
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