Things to NOT say to your Trainer on Leg Day


Sometimes I can be a smart-ass.  Sometimes it gets my ass kicked.  Like Tuesday, for example, when it was my trainer, Robin’s, birthday.  I could have just said, “Happy birthday,” but no, I had to be clever.  I’m a writer.

“Welcome to the Masters Club!” I said.  (Inside joke explained:  In bodybuilding the divisions are divided by height and weight…and age.  Once you reach the ripe old age of 35 you are considered old, only they label it “masters” and not “old dude division.”  Robin just turned 35.)

“Oh, that’s how it’s gonna be?  That’s how we’re going to start our day?” he asked.

Jeez, men get so huffy about their age!

“Ha!  It’s not leg day!”  I’m very bold when it’s arm or back day.  (Inside joke explained:  Leg Day sucks.  Your legs are your largest muscle group and when they hurt you can’t walk.  Which makes you look stupid and your friends and family will laugh at you.  Also, if you are going to ever throw up at the gym, chances are it will be on leg day.  So if you’re going to cheat on your diet or talk smack, do it on an arm day, when your trainer can’t hurt you as bad.)

The jesting continued in a good natured sort of way.  My workout was completed without much drama and his next client arrived.  All good things.  And as I was exiting the door I shouted, “Happy birthday, Grandpa!”

Ask me if he thought that was funny.

He did not.

I believe his exact words were, “Ok, smart-ass, we’ll see how much you’ll laugh on leg day.”



Today, in anticipation, I wore my t-shirt that says, “Be nice to me or I’ll blog about you.”

Ask me if that made my workout easier.

It did not.

In honor of this, I made a little movie called, “Don’t Talk Smack to Your Trainer.”

How about you?  Have you ever said anything dumb that came back to haunt you?

Lisa 😉

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7 thoughts on “Things to NOT say to your Trainer on Leg Day

  1. My trainer gave me the option of upper or lower body the other day. I stupidly chose lower. Hit a PR on deadlifts, but felt like a train hit me the next day. :/

  2. Lisa, I just saw your mini-video – it’s hilarious!!!! Your form looks great in all your exercises! Your spunky attitude – witty and self-deprecating – makes you fun and bold in setting the bar high for yourself in choosing daunting goals! I SO love you, girl!

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