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Having a personal trainer can provide numerous benefits and greatly enhance your bodybuilding journey.

A personal trainer provides expertise, guidance, and support, helping you to take the steps you need to move your fitness mission to the next level.

Here at Trojan Fitness, we work with many clients, from gym beginners to experienced bodybuilders, and our service can have real benefits for both.

If you’re looking to really grow your muscle mass, then here are just a few of the reasons why a personal trainer may really help you.

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Benefits of a Personal Trainer on Bodybuilders

Customized workout plans: A personal trainer can create a customized workout plan that is tailored to your specific goals and needs. They can also adjust the plan as you progress and help you target specific muscle groups that you want to really grow.

Proper form and technique: Bodybuilding exercises require proper form and technique to maximize results and avoid injury. A personal trainer can guide you through the proper form and technique of each exercise, ensuring that you get the most out of each workout while reducing your risk of

Motivation and accountability: A personal trainer can provide the motivation and accountability that you need to stay committed to your They can help you stay on track, provide encouragement when you need it, and hold you accountable for achieving your goals.

Injury prevention: Bodybuilding can be a high-intensity sport that can put a lot of stress on your A personal trainer can help you avoid injuries by teaching you proper form and technique, ensuring that you’re using the right equipment, and modifying exercises as needed.

3 Exercises to help you on your Bodybuilding journey:

Bench Press (Chest)

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Bench press is a great exercise for building your chest muscles; it is a valuable exercise for building upper body strength and muscle mass. By following the steps below and paying attention to proper form, you can perform the bench press safely and effectively. Remember to start with a weight that challenges you without compromising your form and gradually increase the load as you become more comfortable and experienced. Regular practice and dedication will help you achieve your strength and fitness goals.

How to Bench Press:

  1. Set up on a flat bench with a stable base.
  2. Grip the bar slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
  3. Unrack the bar, keeping it above your shoulders.
  4. Lower it slowly to your mid-chest, elbows at a 45-degree angle.
  5. Pause briefly, then explosively push the bar up, extending your arms fully.
  6. Repeat for desired reps, maintaining proper form and Rack the bar when finished. Remember safety precautions and consult a professional for guidance.

Barbell Squat (Glutes, Hamstrings and Thighs)

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Barbell squats primarily target the muscles in your lower body, including the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes.

By consistently performing squats, you can strengthen and tone these muscle groups, leading to improved leg strength, power, and overall lower body development.

By developing lower body strength, explosive power, and stability, squats can enhance performance in sports and activities that involve running, jumping, or changing direction.

How to Barbell Squat:

  1. Set up with the barbell on a squat rack at chest height.
  2. Position your feet shoulder-width apart, toes slightly pointing out.
  3. Step under the barbell and position it across your upper back, resting on your traps or slightly below.
  4. Grip the barbell slightly wider than shoulder-width, keeping your elbows pointing down.
  5. Lift the barbell off the rack, taking a step or two back to clear it.
  6. Brace your core, keep your chest up, and initiate the squat by pushing your hips back.
  7. Descend by bending your knees, keeping them in line with your toes.
  8. Lower until your thighs are parallel to the ground or slightly below, maintaining a neutral spine.
  9. Drive through your heels and extend your hips and knees to return to the starting position.
  10. Repeat for desired reps, focusing on maintaining proper form throughout.
  11. Rack the barbell back on the squat rack when Consult a professional for guidance on form and safety.

Dumbbell Bicep Curl (Arms, Biceps)

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The dumbbell bicep curl is a popular exercise that primarily targets the biceps muscles in the upper arms.

By performing the exercise individually with dumbbells, you can identify and correct any strength or size disparities, leading to more balanced arm development.

However, proper form is crucial; this is where having a personal trainer to check and help with your form and reduce the risk of injury is really beneficial.

How to Dumbbell Bicep Curl:

  1. Stand upright with a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing forward, and arms fully extended by your side.
  2. Maintain a slight bend in your knees and keep your feet shoulder-width apart for stability.
  3. Engage your core and maintain good posture throughout the exercise, with your chest up and shoulders back.
  4. Initiate the curl by bending your elbows and lifting the dumbbells toward your shoulders.
  5. Keep your upper arms stationary and avoid swinging or using momentum to lift the weights.
  6. As you curl, exhale and focus on contracting your biceps, squeezing them at the top of the movement.
  7. Continue the upward movement until the dumbbells are near shoulder level.
  8. Hold the contraction for a brief moment, then slowly lower the weights back down to the starting position, inhaling as you do so.
  9. Maintain control and avoid letting the weights drop too quickly.
  10. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions, ensuring proper form and control throughout the exercise.
  11. If using heavier weights, consider using a spotter or performing the exercise in front of a mirror for safety and to ensure correct form is being used.

Top Tip: Avoid ‘swinging’ your arms and using your back or shoulders to help lift the weights. If this is happening to you, move to a lower weight and work on your form in order to avoid injury.

Personal Training with Trojan Fitness

Growing muscle isn’t easy and requires dedication and motivation to be successful.

If you really want to see a change, then working with a personal trainer can have many benefits. If you choose the right trainer and the right gym, you’re already well on your way to a successful body transformation.

Want to know how to book a session with one of our trainers? Then get in touch today.

Good luck on your fitness Journey!

Matthew Morris