Push-Ups and Burpee’s

Megan Hanriot CPT GFI CES PES NWC

1/5/2020

The most common things I hear when I meet new clients are, “Don’t make me do push-ups/burpees!”, or “I won’t train with you if you give me push-ups/burpees!”. Believe me, I get it! My biggest weakness in training is my upper body strength and the dreaded push-up.

However, I implore you to really think about what the whole purpose of seeking out a personal trainer is. Why tell me what you refuse to do if you are truly seeking change?

Right now, we are in one of the biggest months for the fitness and wellness industry because people are making resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier, and overall just be a better version of themselves.

In order to be a better you, don’t you have to challenge yourself? Don’t you have to really change?

When training clients, if they really physically are incapable of doing a specific task, it’s my job to give them an alternative version. Therefore, if you can’t do a standard push-up, we can elevate you so you can eventually work yourself down to a regular push-up!

Regression is not something to sneer at, nor is it something to be ashamed of. So remember that wherever you are right now is where you are meant to be. If you don’t challenge that standard and if you completely refuse to do things you struggle with, how can change really happen?

Push-ups and burpee’s are not the enemy and even if they are a challenge, there are ways to bring that challenge to whatever level you are currently. Once you are able to add the push-up and hop into a burpee, that feeling of being able to successfully execute these challenges is indescribable.

As a member of Sacred Roots Holistic Healing, I am proud to bring to you working out in a safe and educational environment. An environment that truly wishes to help our clients conquer their obstacles and really achieve the long-term changes they are looking for!

Please don’t hesitate to seek our help! For more content and instructional videos, check out my future blog posts and our app!

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