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Thursday, September 26, 2013

What makes up an ideal fitness program?


What type of exercise routine is ideal for getting fit?

A well rounded routine consisting of aerobic, strength, stretching and balance training should be used regularly to maximize your fitness. Many trainees choose only one or two of these to concentrate on which is a big mistake. You must include all of them to have a well rounded program.

Aerobic exercise, also known as cardio, is the cornerstone of many fitness training programs. Aerobic exercise is any physical activity that uses large muscle groups and increases your heart rate for an extended period of time. Some examples are brisk walking, jogging, running, bike riding and swimming. You should attempt to get in 2.5 hours per week of moderate level aerobic activity per week or slightly over one hour of vigorous aerobic exercise.

Strength training with free weights, machines or bands builds muscle mass and strength and due to its weight bearing effects, builds strong, thicker bones, helping to prevent osteoporosis. The most common tools are free weights such as dumbbells, barbells and kettlebells. They have the advantage of building stability and balance strength over machines. Machines, on the other hand, direct the effort of the training in the proper path for each muscle group to maximize results and tend to be safer to use than free weights.
Train 2-3 times per week for best results.

Stretching should be done before each aerobic training session but should be avoided before strength training because recent research has shown that it temporarily weakens the muscles slightly which is not ideal prior to strength training.

Balance is an important part of daily living and is easy to improve through training. Try standing on one foot for extended periods of time, first with one leg in front of you then behind you.

David Groscup is an experienced personal trainer and author. He has authored several books, which are available at Amazon.

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