Fitness and conditioning industries have experienced unparalleled growth. People want to get in shape, lose weight, and become healthier and fitter; but for newcomers it can be intimidating knowing where or how to begin exercising. A trainer or fitness coach who can keep you accountable and motivate you are key in reaching fitness goals successfully. A good instructor should offer encouragement as well as tips to stay on the right path with their workouts and diet plans.
There are various kinds of fitness and conditioning programs, each targeting specific aspects of fitness: some focus mainly on cardio, while others include both strength-based exercises as well as cardio. Others still may incorporate power exercises for explosive movements that increase speed and strength; a trainer should be able to determine which program best meets your needs.
Fitness and conditioning requires consistency, so the key to successful results lies in sticking with it. A lot of people start off enthusiastically but eventually tire themselves out and give up, often due to not planning their workouts in advance; not allowing enough rest between sessions; overworking muscles; overextending themselves. If you are new to working out, carefully outline and document all your planned exercises if you find it hard sticking with a regimen. Writing them down gives you something tangible to refer back to should sticking with your regimen become difficult.
Another factor when planning workouts is when and how often to exercise. For instance, if your day is hectic and packed with last-minute changes, scheduling morning workouts could be counterproductive; in contrast, afternoon may provide you with enough free time for fitness. Furthermore, remember that no two fitness programs are identical; by simply following an off-the-shelf plan you may not see the results that were intended.
Strength training, on the other hand, can be an excellent way to hone your body’s abilities for various movements and sports activities, as well as prevent injuries. Strength training also develops muscle cells which burn more calories than fat cells even while at rest; bone density improves and risks for osteoporosis are reduced through strength training; finally it builds self-confidence that can carry over into other aspects of your life.