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Showing posts with label gym training program. Show all posts

Personal Training Fitness Certification Programs

Personal Training Fitness Certification Programs
Find Personal Training Fitness Certification Programs in the United States and Canada. Nowadays, individuals can become certified through one of numerous personal training fitness certification programs and earn the opportunity to work in health clubs, fitness and wellness clinics, and in other healthcare facilities.
Depending on the level of personal training and fitness one chooses to pursue, a number of career training schools offer varying degrees of instruction; including basic personal training fitness certification, advanced personal trainer certification, master level certification, and other related studies.
In a personal training fitness certification program, students learn important entrepreneurial skills like startup, maintenance and expansion of a personal training business; practical fitness testing, assessment, goal planning, various exercise programming and exercise science, healthy eating habits and diet maintenance, common health condition management (e.g., cholesterol mgmt., blood pressure, etc.), pathology with regard to exercise regimens, anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, strength and endurance training, and much more.
In advanced personal training fitness certification programs, students engage in more in-depth studies and practical training in the various components of fitness, including endurance, agility, coordination, strength, energy, and flexibility with regard to exercise and training, thereof. Students enrolled in these personal training fitness certification programs also learn how to assess musculoskeletal imbalances through kinesiology and other movement patters to help clients improve these imbalances through prescribed exercise regimens. In addition to advanced training strategies, students will learn how to form case studies and develop successful fitness training routines for athletes and other clients.
Master level personal training fitness certification programs incorporate all aforementioned coursework, as well as additional training in cardio respiratory conditioning and other pathological conditions, anatomy, optimal exercise methods, and sports training, among countless related areas of study.
Aside from personal training fitness certification, a number of schools and colleges have begun offering undergraduate studies in this field. Students who successfully complete all coursework gain personal training fitness certification, in addition to an Associates or Bachelor's degree.

Home Gym Workout Tips

Home Gym Workout Tips
Once you know all you need to know about the different aspects of home gym equipment and you're ready to go and build your home gym empire, it's time to start thinking about your home gym workout plan. If you're new to exercise, there are some basic things that you should know prior to beginning your workout plan.
Putting together an effective program isn't rocket science; however, it does take a little research on your part.
If you're reading this, you've already considered the benefits of creating a home gym space that you can use to do your daily workouts. You're probably already aware of the time and, in the long run, money a gym can save you. You're probably pretty excited about the gas you'll save by not having to drive to the gym, and the flexibility you'll have to workout whenever you want. Perhaps you're shy about working out and you're looking forward to exercising in the privacy of your own home.
These are all great reasons to start a gym at home, and they're the reasons that home gyms are becoming so popular today.
There's just one bump in the road that many gym junkies encounter every now and then - motivation!
Once you've bought the equipment and brought it home and you've started a basic workout, it's easy for the novelty to wear off, at which point your $1,500 treadmill becomes a $1,500 clothes rack. If you're concerned that your dedication to fitness will wane if you go the way of the home fitness centre, please read on. I'm here to offer you some basic workout advice and some tips to stay motivated in a home environment!
If you're a workout novice, there are a few things that you should understand before investing in a home gym and embarking on a workout program. There are three main focuses that should have attention in every workout program... 
Cardiovascular fitness
Strength training
Flexibility training
If you're serious about getting fit and reaping all of the benefits of a fit lifestyle, it's important that you include each of these components into your fitness plan.

Enjoy The Benefits of Getting Personal Training

Enjoy The Benefits of Getting Personal Training
As people continue to look for ways to get in shape, many explore the benefits of personal training. A personal trainer can provide certain benefits that may make the difference between a successful exercise plan and an unsuccessful one.
One of the biggest obstacles in any training program is motivation. It is not always easy to find the push needed to go exercise on a regular basis. Having a personal trainer can provide you with both structure and accountability; two very important parts of an exercise plan.

Working with a personal trainer provides an advantage when it comes to efficiency as well. It can be difficult to find time in a busy routine for exercise, and a trainer can help you focus your efforts so you are getting the maximum result for your efforts in the minimum amount of time.
 If you have any recent injuries or chronic health problems you are trying to accommodate, having a professional help you design a safe and efficient program makes a huge impact. They can also be beneficial if you are trying to improve your performance in a specific sport. Personal trainers have spent time studying physiology, athletic training, or similar fields and know how to apply that knowledge to suit individual needs.
If you are fairly new to exercising, using a trainer is a great way to become familiar with different types of exercise equipment and learn how to use them safely. Your trainer will also teach you the proper form to use when lifting weights and educate you on how you can avoid injury. Becoming injured early in a workout program can be very discouraging. By working with a trainer, you will learn safe methods of achieving your fitness goals.

Gym Workouts With Etiquette

Gym Workouts With Etiquette
So, you're thinking about joining a fitness center for some serious gym workouts?
One main reason why serious bodybuilders join gyms is so they can move quickly from one machine to the next to work out with more intensity in less time. There is something called super-setting when you perform two or more exercises using opposing muscle groups back to back such as when, for example, you first do a bench press on the smith machine and then immediately work your pulling muscles on the seated rowing machine.
Crowded gyms, however, can be very frustrating and downright annoying particularly when super-setting. This situation may develop into an irritation that affects how hard you train especially when your main objective should be to concentrate on performing each exercise with perfect form. It's hard to give every rep and set everything you've got when gym etiquette dictates you let others share the machines while you take your time doing all your exercises back to back for three or four rounds.
There are gyms that resemble underground dungeons where the smell of sweat wafting through the air is like the salty smell of sea air at the beach and the sound of weights crashing to the floor after dead-lifts and snatches are like music but the franchised gym you end up going to is probably not one of them.
A Few Items of Gym Etiquette
If YOU are the one who needs to use a machine and someone else is using it, ask to share.
Learn how to use the machines properly. Don't use the flat bench press machine for doing curls. If you don't know what a machine is supposed to be used for, get some guts and ask. You won't be a total newbie for long.
Put the weights back down. If you use a squat rack, remove all the plates and take down the bar. Put away all equipment nice and neatly in their proper place. If you're finished using the leg press machine, set the pin down to the lowest poundage. Not everyone is as strong as you.
Keep a towel in your gym bag to wipe your sweat off the equipment after you're finished using it.
If you're using a hand held audio device with buds in your ears or are wearing a headset, be aware of everything going on 360 degrees around you all the time.
Don't be a chatterbox. Show up to lift and work your butt off.
Don't give your free workout advice to others. Keep your expert experience to yourself unless someone asks.
Help spot other people on lifts whenever.
Don't be offensive in smell or sound. Use deodorant. Don't grunt too much and surely don't use foul language.
Many gyms limit you to 30 minutes on the cardio machines. Honor that time limit (and towel your sweat off the equipment).
So now you're all set to have a good gym workout. What is a good gym workout? A good gym workout is one that you accomplished everything you set out to do: You beat the log book on most if not all of your lifts. This means that for the first set of every lift, you are either doing more repetitions or lifting more weight in order to develop the best physique you can.
Once you get to the gym here are a few pointers so you appear to know what you are doing.
Before You Start Work Sets
Several warm-up sets are advisable before working out a muscle hard. Most novice bodybuilders don't warm up much if at all. This is true mostly of young lifters. The pattern is predictable: When you're young, you have no injuries and don't feel that you have to warm up. Then you get injuries in which the next some years of your career are filled with working around injuries and healing. Usually only when bodybuilders get older do they get smarter and warm up.
The correct mental approach is sometimes just as important as the workout itself. Get your head together before performing a work set. Remind yourself why you're in the gym to begin with and what your goals are-that you are there to improve. Don't slip into doing mindless mechanical workouts.Make sure that any equipment you use is sturdy before you use it. This is especially important when doing exercises such as the bench press in which there is a potentially crushing weight above you. Take a quick look at bolts and screws holding the equipment together. Don't assume that it's safe just because the guy before you didn't have any problems.
If you walk into the gym with low energy or feel as if you have flu-like symptoms, the best thing to do is to postpone your workout for a couple days. If you are training with a partner and feel good enough to stay, help your partner by spotting and supplying good motivation to them on their lifts.
Know the Different Basic Forms of Training
There are several types of routines that can produce excellent results. Try one for a few months before switching. And if one of them works for you, why switch? Remember, success is a combination of hard work and patience. Here are a few types:
The all in one, one day a week workout- you perform a full body workout with at least 10 exercises. Most exercises are done to failure. Rest a week and repeat. If you are a glutton for punishment who likes a marathon session, this is for you.
The work a muscle once a week 3 day split-Monday is chest, shoulders and triceps, Wednesday is back, biceps and forearms, Friday is quads, hams, and calves. You rest on Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends. This is a favorite type of split among bodybuilders.
The upper/lower body split workout-Upper body one day, lower body another. Workout 3 or four days a week. A typical workout split for power-lifters.
The minimalist high intensity train every four or five day workout-You train Mondays, Fridays and Wednesdays. Each workout has only three exercises being a push, a pull, and a lower body movement. Monday might be Bench, Chins, and dead-lifts. Friday would be Press, rowing, and front squats. Wednesday would be dips, pull-ups and back squats. This is a favorite with the high intensity training crowd. Some say the workout is only good for recovery purposes. Don't listen to others. See for yourself.