It does not matter if you are a fitness model, bride to be, fit mum or just want to look and feel better. You can improve your fitness training with these essential workout tips!
As Head Coach at Living Beauty I have a lot of people saying they are exercising and not seeing the results they desire. Here are a few tips…
The difference between “training” and “exercise” is:
- Time (duration)
Commonly referred to as the FITT principles these factors can make or break your results!
Here is a comparison:
- Have a focus and a plan for every gym session (a Training plan) for example cardio time and type, weights exercises – sets, reps and rest.
- Training is booked into your diary as a non-negotiable appointment and if something changes in your day you re-schedule it to another time, whether it be morning, lunch break or after work.
- Your plan is “periodised” which means when mapped out by a fitness professional you have your peaks at competition time for body fat percentage and you have goals for muscle mass growth at certain points in the plan.
- Your plan is changed every 4-8 weeks depending on your results and your goals.
- Intelligent design and tailored to your weaknesses. For example you may wish to build legs, glutes or shoulders and we all know muscle growth translates to the overused word “tone” that so many people desire.
- Targeted to your posture – each living beauty client has a postural analysis to determine the spinal alignment and the training plan is designed accordingly.
- You will likely be sore on a regular basis and implement techniques for recovery. Muscle grows when you are recovering NOT when you are training.
- You have no set plan.
- Attend classes but sometimes slack off at the back if you don’t feel like working hard.
- You only go to the gym when you feel like it.
- Often repeat the same exercises and movements.
- Don’t like trying anything you find hard, new or out of your comfort zone.
- Rarely lift heavy weights for fear of bulking up.
Key’s to get the best from your training:
- Find a fitness professional.
- Implement their plan.
- Monitor your results with photos, measurements or body scan and scale weight.
- Revise your plan regularly according to your results.
The sooner you start “training” rather than “exercising” the sooner you will see results and remember that the BEST is yet to come with your training and nutrition – your best body is just a matter of time and commitment.
Improvement and dedication will go a long way to achieving your goals.
Here are a few Fitness Model and Bikini Model articles I have written that might help:
Not just fitness models – we have trained clients for the Ultimate Bride Body, Post Baby Shape Up, or Shape Up for Life!
Love and Light,
Amelia o x