choosing a personal trainer?

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  1. mountainguy

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    I'm a naturally thin guy (6 feet tall, 155 pounds) and I'm interested in building muscle mass. When hiring a personal trainer, should I be honest about building muscle mass being a goal, as opposed to just general strength training?

    Thanks for any advice.
     
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    Of course!...why wouldn't you be honest??
     
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    Thanks, industrialsize. I think part of my concern is that I'll come across as being vain or shallow.

    I think another concern is that as a gay man, I'm not sure how a straight male trainer would react to me. Obviously, they don't need to know my sexual orientation, but I worry that it could be awkward if it comes up.
     
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    I think any personal trainer will have heard the "I don't want to be a skinny guy anymore" reason countless times. I don't think it'll be strange at all.
     
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    I think the better trainer will be one that has a build in your general size. I have done this becuase they can relate to your physical structure better. Be clear with what you want to achieve. I would only get a session or two until I was certain the trainer and you seemed to click. Good luck and build up to your dreams man
     
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    Building muscle mass and getting stronger go hand in hand. It's hard to get stronger without gaining muscle and hard to gain muscle without getting stronger. If you haven't lifted weights much before then you will get stronger and build mass at the same time.
     
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    as a gay man you don't have much to worry about most trainers ,str8 or gay , have tons of gay clients. why would you not tell your trainer what your goals are that why you are paying him.
     
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    how do you know your trainer would be a straight male?

    why would your private business ever have to "come up"

    and if it did, who cares what the trainer's reaction would be? you're hiring the trainer to perform a service, not judge your life...
     
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    If you get a female trainer, you probably won't end up getting hard
    while working out or get as distracted...LOL:smile: Just a thought...
     
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