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How effective are personal trainers at gyms?

Looking to put on ~16 pounds of muscle and maintaining a good bit of endurance (a little bit on opposite ends of the spectrum) but not completely sure how to do it effectively and in the time frame I’m working with.  Would getting a personal trainer at the gym be worth the cost?  

logicianmagician:

Prosthetic Breakthrough Might Fuse Nerves With Prosthetic Limbs

 A replacement limb that moves, feels and responds just like flesh and blood. It’s the holy grail of prosthetics research. The Pentagon’s invested millions to make it happen. But it’s been elusive — until, quite possibly, now. The body’s own nerves are arguably the biggest barrier towards turning the dream of lifelike replacements into a reality. Peripheral nerves, severed by amputation, can no longer transmit or receive any of the myriad sensory signals we rely on every day. Trying to fuse them with robot limbs, to create a direct neural-prosthetic interface, is no easy task.

logicianmagician:

Prosthetic Breakthrough Might Fuse Nerves With Prosthetic Limbs

A replacement limb that moves, feels and responds just like flesh and blood. It’s the holy grail of prosthetics research. The Pentagon’s invested millions to make it happen. But it’s been elusive — until, quite possibly, now. The body’s own nerves are arguably the biggest barrier towards turning the dream of lifelike replacements into a reality. Peripheral nerves, severed by amputation, can no longer transmit or receive any of the myriad sensory signals we rely on every day. Trying to fuse them with robot limbs, to create a direct neural-prosthetic interface, is no easy task.

Assuming the same stretches are being done and following the same diet routine, is it normal for one to be able to run 5 miles on concrete/dirt/gravel just fine but charlie horse .5 miles into a run on a treadmill repeatedly?