Exercise is a vital part of good health, and exercising correctly will help to keep your body fit, strong and looking great. It’s important for every individual to follow some sort of exercise routine on a regular basis, and doing so will put you on the path to a longer and healthier life.
Attending a gym on a regular basis and working out properly (use a qualified personal trainer to get you going) is one of the best investments you can make – you will feel the difference very quickly and the benefits can affect your whole life, not just now but for the rest of your life! It is commonly said that “getting from the couch to the gym is the hardest bit” once you are at the gym should be the easy bit with a real sense of achievement from every visit. So much so that missing a session really upsets you.
But just as important as exercising - is exercising correctly.
It is not uncommon for people to start attending a gym without a clue what to do. So many pieces of equipment - which to use and why? I’ll jump on a running machine and do 10 minutes – hmm what about 10 minutes on the bike – Ok that’s 20 minutes now what? I’ll try the Nordic Training machine – that was hard and I did manage a few minutes – ha – sweating a bit at least. Why are those people using weights? Don’t fancy that. My hours nearly up……………………………………………………………at least I have been to the gym but it was an effort and I’m not sure I was doing the right exercises!
When performed properly, exercise is highly beneficial to the body. It strengthens, tones and reduces fat. It improves your sleeping patterns, boosts energy levels and improves your mental performance. It’s great for the body, mind and soul, and it’s essential for every person. But - exercising incorrectly could lead to strain and injury, but also you may not be getting anywhere near your full benefit from the exercises you do if you are not doing them correctly! That’s why it’s so critical to recognise the importance of correct exercise technique, and to follow the right methods when you embark upon your fitness program.
Weight training is now seen as a vital part of any exercise programme. However there is still a lot of misconceptions about it particularly amongst the ladies! Put simply the ladies are built differently and produce only small amounts of tetosterone. This means that for the ladies weight lifting will condition and tone your body and muscle will replace fat. You will not end up with huge muscles etc etc and you will not be using large weights! A recent poll of 500 women found women have negative perceptions of weight lifting. Reasons given for not participating were - preferring cardio workouts, not wanting to look like a bodybuilder, considering it boring, not knowing how to use the equipment, not appreciating the benefits of weight lifting and lack of time. If you have never tried using weights - give it a go - you will be surprised how you feel after a good session.
Whether you’re seeking exercise techniques to lose weight or simply to stay healthy, following the right steps is vital. The importance of correct exercise technique must be recognised – and will help you to get the most out of your training session. When you exercise incorrectly, you put undue strain on your body, which can lead to injury. By following a few helpful tips, you can learn how to work out correctly and stick to a successful, enjoyable exercise routine.
Talk to me and get advice and guidance to ensure you exercise properly and get the most out of every workout. That way you will see much quicker results and achieve your goals safely.
By James Monk BA(Hons) – REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer - Eastbourne Personal Training - Mobile - 07584639508