The design of the Personal Training workout designed for you depends on your initial screening and physical assessment. During the initial assessment, you will share valuable information about your goals and fitness level. A proper screening also reveals information on health conditions or injuries that will affect your program design. Once the information has been collected by your Personal Trainers, you will be given an effective plan and safe workout routines that will meet your needs and get results.
Your personal training workout routines are based on your individual goals, fitness level, and health conditions. Your particular goals may include fat reduction, muscle and strength gains or general fitness enhancement. Your fitness level may range from beginner and advanced to experienced athlete. And for those with health conditions, always get clearance from a medical professional before designing and implementing a workout routine.
Below are some reminders in having your Personal Training Workout started:
- Warm-up and Stretching. Whatever your fitness level or goals, all workout routines should begin with a proper warm-up and stretching. Warming up with some light cardio exercise brings fresh blood and oxygen to the muscles you are about to challenge. Exercising when the body is warm improves performance and prevents injury. Save deeper held stretches for after the workout.
- Aerobic Exercise. Personal training workout does not always include cardio. Surely you will be advised how long, how often, and at what intensity you will exercise based on your goals. Some sessions may include cardio in the form of interval training, or circuit training workouts that include high-intensity cardio intervals. Normally these workouts are used for those who want to lose fat or build speed.
- Resistance Training. Resistance training tends to occupy the bulk of a personal training session and largely depends on your particular goals and fitness level.
- Strength. A program for those who want to build strength should involve heavy lifts with three sets of one to five reps. Rest in between sets should be long, three to five minutes, to allow for recovery and maximal force in the next lift.
Many trainers end the session after the least exercise is done, telling the client to make sure to stretch. Many clients will not follow those directions. Post-workout stretching is just as important as the other exercises you do in the session because stretching aids recovery. The trainers will ask you to do a few held stretches for the muscle groups you worked during the session. You may also choose to do foam rolling or active-assisted stretches.
Although some physical activity is always better than nothing if you want serious gains, more strength as well as self-confidence, you need a specific workout plan, persistence, patience, and yes, you need to push yourself hard and cooperate with your Personal Training partner.
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