Thursday, March 02, 2006

Fun at Personal Training Seminars

"Can you," I asked from the audience, once questions were being fielded, "explain the 'dead bug' series, and how, exactly, one goes about firing out one's transverse abdominus?"

"That's sort of broad," he replied from the podium.

"Well actually, I don't really know what those exercises are, and I was wondering if you could demonstrate them."

"They're used for rehab purposes."

"Yes," I said, "I understand that. But you keep mentioning them in terms of firing the transverse, and I'm unclear about what they are, or what role the transverse abdominus plays in making anyone stronger. Can't you just go over that real quick?"

"We don't have time for that."

"Why? You got a train to catch or something?"