Do you often feel lost with your training routine? Whether it be that 10 K marathon you’ve been preparing for, or that triathlon, or heck, even that natural bodybuilding competition, sometimes we just need a little direction.
Alternatives to Expensive Trainers
For man professional athletes the problem of not having direction in their training isn’t really a big issue because either their sponsors get them a professional trainer, or they make enough money they can afford a trainer on their own.
For the working man or woman however, who partakes in hobbies like running, cycling and bodybuilding on their own, in their free time, this just isn’t a realistic option.
With hourly rates in the hundreds of dollars, hiring a professional trainer just isn’t a real possibility, that is unless you want to go broke. Add on top of that the cost of your training gear, gym access and supplementation, and you’ll quickly realize you need a more pragmatic approach to adding structure to your training regimen.
Emulate Professional Athletes for Success
Twenty years ago, if you couldn’t afford a personal trainer the only option for gaining knowledge would be to buy books and read them. Obviously, this requires a considerable time investment, plus books can get out-dated pretty quickly. Did they even have whey protein or creatine powder fifty years ago?
Thankfully though, today sites like Youtube and Vimeo are here to help save the day. Experts in all types of sports all around the world are sharing their experience and knowledge, all 100% free, on the world wide web.
The potential of the internet is unlimited. Experts from around the world post videos detailing their training, write in depth tutorials on their websites, and share information that would otherwise take years to attain through trial and error.
Let’s take bodybuilding for example. The process of building muscle is a slow and tiresome one. Obviously then, to perfect this art, one might have to toil for years in the gym to make progress. Fortunately today there are websites like Skinny Yoked however to make the process a whole lot easier.
Want to get absolutely jacked without spending tons of cash on training programs? Here is a simple solution: find the famous bodybuilder you want to look like and research the workout routine that THEY do and simply copy it.
Skinny Yoked has all sorts of articles on bodybuilding, supplementation and training routines. Once example is the Lazar Angelov workout. They have gone through and dug up everything he does to develop his chest, back, core and legs. All you have to do is read it and copy it in your own gym.
Likewise, if you’re too lazy to read (and let’s just admit it, sometimes you are!) then you can watch Lazar workout on Youtube and just copy that. To make things even simpler you can watch the video on your iPhone when you’re at the gym walking on the treadmill or doing stretches, it will teach you what to do and get you mentally in the zone at the same time.
Here is a killer video of Lazar destroying it in the gym. Is this physique not absolutely insane? Let’s do it!
Whether you want to look cut like Lazar or you just want to perfect your running form, the internet is an invaluable resource that you should capitalize on.
Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below or if you have any other hacks you use to help achieve your fitness goals without spending tons of cash like the pros.