Don’t laugh. I know what you are thinking.
Ever since I watched the Rambo movie in my late teens, I was always imagining big muscles, v shape body and six packs.
I have to confess that I have not been putting lots of time in the gym.
So to get the maximum impact, I hired the best trainer out there.
At first, I thought it was overkill. I don’t think after collecting CPF, I can ever have the six packs, V-shape and arms bigger than my present thighs.
How wrong was I !
Under Dennis’s coaching, one hour training can cause three days of body aches.
Happy aches. Not the back aches that old man like me get.
Every session, I will be amazed at his one-inch-instructions.
What is that one-inch-instructions ?
He would tweak my body one inch to the left, one inch forward, one inch less movement and despite the smaller weights (which the ladies used for warming up), I would struggle to do 12 times.
Now, in the prestigious hotels that I have stayed while travelling for work, I would always make time to work out in the gym….every year (since that movie which the main actor ‘s muscles spoke clearer than the verbal garbage that came out of this mouth)…. Similar machine, similar posture, heavier weights…. And yet I cannot achieve the body pump, happy aches that Dennis “forced” me to do.
In case you do not know who is Dennis Tew, go google him. In this gym office, he has trophies that I can lined up from my home to the post office.
When it comes to real coaches, its easy to tell the real ones from the fakes.
Those lousy coaches will tell you to go through the motion and at best, is a human counting your reps.
Real coaches like Dennis will observe and correct you a little here, a little there. And he did not check his phone while I was struggling to move the 5 lb weight to the left.
I appreciate professionals like that.
Dennis is not cheap. He does not charge peanuts for training and then try to up-sell you his protein power because he has done (I have been told that there are coaches outside who buy cheap protein powder and repackage to sell you as the “serious stuff”).
Dennis is not like that.
He would not do such shit.
He has a reputation to upkeep.
And he serves his clients very well.
I am very glad to have “hired” him.
Good coaches are hard to come by.
Once found, I will gladly pay for his guidance.
One thing I have learnt after being coached by many teachers around the world, the fake ones, though they would charge cheap, would cost me more time and money in the longer run.
When exercising with weights, wrong posture can result in serious injuries.
In property coaching business, we see “coaches” pushing new launch properties to people whose job are in danger. That’s so sickening to watch. How can these fellas pay the banks if they should lose their jobs. And that happened to me when two planes hit the twin towers in a land far far away.
I am in my 50s, I have no time to waste.
I have lifetime of passive income, I want to live a long life, and enjoy everyday with a capable body.
At 70, I want to be able to bend down and get into a Lamborghini and get up without clutches.
And if I can have a six pack, why not ?
Tell me, how do you imagine your life to be like in the 50s ?
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