Well, you go to one of the fitness clubs and already know all its’ cardio fitness equipment and capabilities. However, you do not have special knowledge in the field of fitness. Of course, you remember something from school or college course, but understanding this is not enough for a normal training. The thought of what to do and where to go keep running in your mind with annoying frequency.
Theoretically, it is clear that lifting a barbell over your head won’t help the abdominal muscles, but in reality … How and why do you need to do certain exercises, how to do them correctly and how often? At this moment you recall about the opportunity to train with the fitness trainer. Of course, when signed in the gym you were about a personal trainer, and even held a “free lesson” (i.e., were showed that the club has certain types of equipment, and they work this particular way). But of course, no one made up your training program and no one told you about the dynamics, motility and other important details.
So now people often come to the conclusion that hiring a fitness trainer is a great way to get better results and not waste your money in the gym. So what makes a good fitness trainer and how can he provide you with a superb service?
Of course, you can not immediately guess who’s good and who’s bad, and you shouldn’t even try. The main thing is to determine what you want from this trainer. Most people feel it’s enough to take 3-5 workouts for trainer to understand your features and your wishes and make you a training program in accordance. BUT. Quite often the situation occurs when your health needs special attention.
And here are the options: rather long-term workout (I mean the amount) with the trainer or self-education in the field of fitness (which is not less than the long-term).
To begin with it should be noted that, just like in any other specialty, fitness has basic exercises and elements of a special training. The first is an all-muscle exercise to keep you in tonus, the second includes specific tasks. If you don’t want to get the opposite effect, better start from the first and build up your knowledge of fitness with time.
Where do fitness trainers usually start? As a rule, he checks your health (the weight, height, capacity, heart rate), and then checks your power and dynamic performance. After this he makes a training program for you. A competent trainer will never give you the same exercises. The idea is that microcycle should consist of at least 3 workouts (i.e. exercises can repeat after a cycle of 3 workouts). But it depends – it depends on your training. In any case, I strongly advise to include a warm-up exercise and stretching.
A professional fitness trainer will try to discuss a lot of details with you, including your sleep, food and leisure – all these components are important for an effective training. So do not tell the coach that training today is slack because you are just in a bad mood today, especially if you “slightly” drank tea with half a cake before a workout – it is always best to just follow trainers’ recommendations.
Remember: a good training is a responsible task, and it must be approached seriously. Otherwise, why go to the gym?