I’ve been in a personal training program for 6 months. The majority of the work has been wrapped around bodyweight movements, low weight, 1 minute rest between sets – high reps around 10 – 15 per set. I feel much more fit now and would like to progress to a weight lifting program. I proposed the [BB.com](https://BB.com) ‘5 ways to gain 15lbs’ program to my trainer and mentioned that I wanted to follow this program. He said that I need to first prove to him that I can meet his Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced bodyweight exercise requirements which he had well defined. He did not however commit to a timeline goal as to when I could start a weight training program and I feel like I didn’t get a straight answer. Is it time to find another trainer?
**EDIT: Thank you for the feedback. To fill in with some more color as to my situation / capabilities:**
• I did have ACL surgery a year ago and was cleared by my physical therapist to start working out, with no restrictions.
• I was having really bad hamstring tightness on my non-operated side which was causing nerve pain but seems to have resolved itself through dynamic stretching in the past few weeks.
• I’ve had an older shoulder injury that popped it’s head up in the past couple of months, but is now getting stronger and no more pain.
• I’ve lost 15 lbs in the past 6 months while working with my trainer and this is what prompted me to start the discussion of going up in weight, I was more focused on the lifts in the BB article that I referenced, I certainly won’t be doing anything crazy like waking up in the middle of the night for a protein shake.
• All of my coworkers who have seen me walking over to the gym have asked me if I’m going for a run, which is an indicator that I’m not showing any substantial progress in my lifting program.
**All that to say, yes I’ve had minor setbacks along the way – but I don’t see anything that should stop me from starting a serious barbell weightlifting program with at the very least, light weight and rep ranges around 10x.**