Get the Most Out of Your Trainer

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Get the Most Out of Your Trainer

So you finally took the plunge and hired some help? Make every second of your precious sessions count with these nine tips from top trainers.

Did you stay out a little too late last night or totally blow your protein-focused diet last week? Lying to your trainer about it only slows your own progress. So when your trainer asks you about the five pounds you’ve gained, don’t recite a food intake that sounds like government guidelines. “I often hear, ‘I eat perfectly except for this,’” says Tom Holland, MS, CSCS, exercise physiologist and author of Beat the Gym. “You hired me to motivate you but you need to be honest with me.” Fess up if you’re in pain, too. Not telling your trainer about an injury is downright stupid—and dangerous. (Remember, they know how to help. Use them.)

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