The original title: “Who is difficult to work with”. So – what types of athletes are difficult to work with for a trainer? Ivan says that generally there are no “difficult” athletes for him as a trainer but... there are some who don't know who a trainer is and what they need him for. ()
What is it like in practice?
I create a training program for the athlete that guarantees his progress. He reads it and tells me that it's not a good program before he even starts following it. He's already having doubts. Why? That's because my program is generally very different from what he watches online, what Masters and “masters” show. In my program [for him] there are no enormous weights, no complicated movement amplitudes. There are no “magic” exercises, various grips and spells. My programs are laconic, simple and... effective.
There arise some questions: “Why isn't it like what Larratt does, why isn't it like what Chaffee does? Why does this master do it differently?” - and so on.
But questions are just half of the issue.