Finding a workout to suite your lifestyle

by silvioliving on February 28, 2017

pilates 2 ladiesWhat to consider when looking for a workout that is perfect for you!

Your needs and goals are unique to you. That’s before we even talk about how each persons own health and fitness history effects how they will react to workouts. There are 3 easy factors to consider when finding the best workout for you.

Time commitments and cconsiderations

Only have time to workout 2-3 times per week? Find a program that suits that sort of time commitment. If you choose a 6-day split workout, you probably won’t get much benefit or see many improvements. The workouts will likely have to incorporate many factors, including resistance training and cardio in each session.

The daily recommendation for adults in exercise is 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous, high-intensity exercise. You can break this recommendation up into as many small groups as needed.

Example 1: during 4 days each week, perform a 10 minute warm up and 20 minute vigorous bout of exercise. Combine resistance training with aerobic training.

Example 2: during 5 days each week, engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate exercises, like a light jog, light bicycle riding, etc.

Effectiveness and efficiency

It’s all about being efficient in this busy world! We don’t have time for long, drawn out workouts. Longer workouts usually spend more time doing a variety of exercises for each individual muscle. You probably want to find a program which targets all the muscle groups as effectively as possible. Fewer exercises, each selected with the maximum output they can offer your body. Sure, it will be tough, but it gets the job done quickly!

Level of difficulty

If you are reading this, you probably feel more like a beginner than an expert. Look for programs that highlight basic, compound movements. Squatting, using your core and working postural muscles are a great place to start. You won’t need a whole lot of equipment at this stage of your training. Get used to moving your body and get comfortable working at a higher heart rate several days per week.

Enjoy your progress!




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