Total fitness goes beyond exercising in a health club with expensive weights and cardio machines. In order to actually see results and get to the level of fitness that you are aiming for, it will take patience, knowledge, body strength, and most importantly, persistence. Use the following tips as guide to help your fitness routine.
If you’re new to exercising, or haven’t worked out in a while, think about hiring a personal trainer. A good personal trainer can help you design a training program that will get you to your desired level of fitness. Having someone there to meet you at the gym on your first day will make the situation less daunting, more enjoyable, and the routine much easier to get into. This is a great way to start your fitness plan off.
That’s okay; everyone has different preferences. Also try biking for a fitness alternative. Bicycling is an inexpensive and enjoyable alternative to transportation to work. A car ride of 5 miles should take fewer than 30 minutes to bike, and riding to and from work gives you two workout sessions.
Do not lift weights for more than an hour. Muscles start to become very fatigued after an intense workout that lasts longer than an hour. Therefore, keep an eye on the clock when you’re working out with weights, and limit your time to 60 minutes or less.
Depending on what goals you put in front of you will determine how much you have to put into strength training. If your target goal is bigger and bulkier, then you will actually have fewer strength sessions over time. If you’re working on building lean muscle, you should spend lots of time strength training.
Avoid fad diets or excessive exercise programs. Now with more fitness knowledge to add to your fitness knowledge you can easily create a fitness plan and achieve your goals.