Eight Questions You Must Have Answered Before Choosing a Gym For Fat Loss or Burning Muscle
Question #4: What are they doing to ensure that you are going to take the direct route to your goals and not the scenic route?
To be sure your prospect gym is going to give you what you need, check to ensure their programs:
– Include the basic movements of squat, lunge, bend, twist, push, pull, single leg stance.
– Training longer does NOT NECESSARILY EQUAL more return. Performing more challenging exercises does not mean faster results. When it comes to exercise selection – they should select the appropriately challenging variation for you – that’s where the best return on investment is going to be. For example, you’re better off with a simple body weight squat, and will get more out of it, than using something more complex like a balance board or a one legged pulley squat (not even sure what that would look like, but you get the idea …). Keep it simple. Less is more. Many times trainers get bored with their exercises and start to have their client perform exercises that are not appropriate. The client might be having a hard enough time getting up and down out of a chair; they just need enough to challenge them so that their body gets stronger. Simple exercise progressions are more effective than complex exercise programs.
– Use “Bang For You Buck” exercises. Choosing the exercises and training methods that give you the quickest results in the shortest possible time, or the most “bang for your buck,” is also part of staying on the direct route.
-More is not better; better is better. I think there are definite parallels between work and fitness training. Over the past few years, I think as a while, in both areas, we’ve confused working “hard” with working long.
Name of Gym: ___________________________________________
This gym is going to offer the most direct route to my destination goals.
____ Yes ____ No
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