I’ve been around the block a few times.
Seen my fair share of personal trainers along the way.
One thing all of us have in common is our ability to count reps. This isn’t meant to imply that we SHOULD count for our clients, but in my experience, it’d seem that quite a few trainers still consider this elementary ‘skill’ a critically important part of the service we provide.
If you are currently working with a trainer or are considering hiring one, here’s a quick tutorial (in multiple languages) designed to give you a head start on your next workout.
1: one, uno, eins, un, I
2: two, dos, zwei, deux, II
3: three, tres, drei, trois, III
4: four, quatro, vier, quartre, IV
5: five, cinco, funf, cinq, V
6: six, seis, sechs, six, VI
7: seven, siete, sieben, sept VII
8: eight, ocho, acht, huit, VIII
9: nine, nueve, neun, neuf, IX
10: ten, diez, zehn, dix, X
Now that we’ve covered the basics, I’m confident you can do this on your own from now on.
If a trainer insists on counting for you, my suggestion would be to find a different trainer… preferably one with more advanced skills.