Young lifters

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    Brad Clanton
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    Currently the assistant fitness director at the Houston Racquet club, which is a private member owned club here in Houston. I’m definitely an advanced lifter and decent sized, but nothing that I consider special, and do well competing in the gbo. Due to Director responsibilities here I keep my training to 10-15 hrs a week, and am very selective on the clients I take on. We do have a decent sized and growing amount of younger lifters here age 17-20, and a few want to get into bodybuilding etc. The problem is when they consistently ask you training advice, rest days, nutrition , etc they are all about training 7 days a week, taking 60 seconds or less between every working set and constantly having to feel exhausted after every workout et . It seems you can talk about the science,the way you train and point them to others and many bodybuilders who don’t take the all out all the time no days off from training approach, but can’t seem to get it through their heads. Luckily I rarely spend my hours training these kids and find much better clients in the 19-40 year old women. How are some of the ways you have been able to get how important rest days, recovery, rest periods, etc as well as what training to failure really means through to them? I tell them you can learn it now or in a decade but it’s on you when your mad your not growing. Definitely not meant to be a rambling post, just looking for another approach then science haha

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    BryceBahm
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    Joe
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    Sierra
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    Great answer

    #245045
    Brad Clanton
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    Great info Joe and Bryce. I will definitely be using alot of that advice and can truly see how just asking questions can help them sort through the reasoning they are giving you as to why they are doing things. I have definitely stopped trying to get detailed on things for the most part just do to its not a stage they are at yet where they care much, they just see an average sized lifter and want advise but like you said it’s not what they are saying. Our members here being very wealthy can pose a different problem with kids being even more know it all than normal, but we also have some truly great kids as well. Thanks guys

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