It can be quite daunting to think about all of the options that you have when you enter a gym because the equipment seems to change very often and sometimes the free weight areas can be so scary looking with all of the people that seem like they know what they are doing. (and most of them don’t lol) The question that gets asked a lot and for good reason because we are all so busy and want results is what is the best way to get my results and FAST? Well the answer to that question is all of them. Just like any other goals that you want to accomplish in life you have to do a mixture of several different techniques and methods in order to get the best results.
Machines are the best for doing many isolated exercises or in plain regular people talk it is best to do machines to help isolate a specific area on the body such as a tricep or bicep. Machines also allow you to have variation to do different movements without making yourself susceptible to injury. Also machines allow you to do very intense sets such as drop sets or super sets without the hassle of having to keep stopping in between sets to move the weights around and keeping you safe at the same time just in case you get muscle failure or fatigue :)
Free weights are best for doing compound exercises like bench press or squats and they really offer a different dynamic because they unlike machines can work more muscle groups at once and are typically not going to be isolated movements. Also since you can work multiple groups of muscles at once you get the added benefit of good intensity and being able to work out even those stabilizer muscles. This gives your body a chance to be more complete with not only “good looking” muscles but also a more functional body that will have health and longevity benefits.
Cardio equipement is all about what activities you like to do most and what you can stay dedicated to just as much as what physical limitations you have. For example if you have bad knees but are looking for that cardio to keep your heart healthy and body fat and weight down then the elliptical or stationary bike are going to be great alternatives while not killing your knees. The point of cardio exercise for the most part is to get your heart rate to levels that are above your normal heart rate to be able to see results and challenge your body to be more efficient. And have fun!
So the best advice that will be practical for you is to shoot for an hour workout utilizing all three in your workouts and adding variety so that you can of course see the best and fastest results and keep your workouts fun and exciting.
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Fitness has changed my life forever and it is something that is very special for me and I want to be able to make it special for you too. Fitness can do so many things for yo in other areas in your life it is not even funny. Fitness is not just lifting weights or mindlessly running on the treadmill it is something with real benefits that can help you do things like be a better parent, better spouse, better worker, or just have a better quality of life. This should be able to motivate you to want to get in the best shape that you can because of the so many benefits that you can get. I am convinced that if you made it a routine that you did each and every day and gave yourself some credit you could be in much better shape than you can even imagine.
I have seen so many clients lose 50, 60, 70 and even 100 pounds with the help of a great support group and making fitness there priority. This is something that makes a real difference and I cannot tell you how gratifying it is to see people make these changes and being able to see them in their before and after state. It is like these people are no longer the same. They tell me thank you for getting them started in their fitness programs because I gave them hope and let them believe in themselves. Let me tell you something there is not a better feeling in the world than that right there. That is what keeps me going and what makes me want to offer as much value as humanly possible to my clients. I truly have a passion for seeing people like you go in with no clue of what or how they will reach their fitness goals and then come out 12 months later and say they cannot believe how passionate they are about working out and wonder why they never started earlier.
I love the community that is inside of a gym the people saying hello, the relationships that I have formed, the changing of lives each and everyday and getting to know people for more than just how many reps they are doing. I get to get to know people and where they work, how they are doing in life, where they like to travel, what they like to do, how many kids they have, and the most satisfying feeling in the world being able to offer a shoulder or an ear when someone needs it. That is what makes the fitness industry my favorite because of the direct impact that you can have on someone.
Personal training has come to me quite natural because what most people and trainers don’t realize is that personal training is not about reps and sets. It is not even about the best certifications, it is all about the people. People are what make the fitness industry and the gym and you have to be able to be good with people and be able to have a helping mentality to succeed at this. I firmly believe people hire us because they are looking not only for knowledge but for a friend that can support them and help give them faith in themselves to accomplish their goals. Most people do not have that support system in so many parts of their lives and when they get someone who can not only help them get in better shape but support them as a friend, that means the WORLD.
I love everything about the fitness and industry and the people and I plan on building teams of people who feel the same way I do to help you reach those goals but with that X factor….you know? That thing that you cannot explain but it is there.
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