Can I lose weight without losing muscle?
Are sports drinks necessary?
Whey protein or casein?
What and when should I eat on the competition day?
Can I carb-load without fat gain? Supplements… or food?
It is true and must be accepted that any Individual, no matter what shape they are in has the ability to improve their health & fitness by themselves, even to a high level. However it is important to understand the benefits of professional advice and guidance, even Personal Trainers need a coach. W
Strength training - challenging your muscles with strength training (also called resistance training) 2 or 3 times each week is all that is needed to improve the strength and tone of your muscles – as well as gain you several long-term health benefits. Resistance workouts improve muscle and bone strength while increasing your metabolism. But like all forms of exercise, you need to undertake it on a regular basis.
Cardiovascular training - cardiovascular exercise is any sustained, rhythmic activity that involves large muscle groups. Aerobic exercise makes the lungs work harder as the body’s need for oxygen is increased. There are numerous benefits for health and general well being to be gained from regular cardiovascular exercise:
Increased energy levels
Reduced stress and improved mental health
(due to the release of endorphins in the brain)
Increased heart and lung efficiency
Reduced blood pressure, resting heart rate and risk of stroke or heart attack
By emphasizing proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth, flowing movement, you become acutely in tune with your body. You actually learn how to control its movement.
The quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions. Proper breathing is essential, and helps you execute movements with maximum power and efficiency. Learning to exercise properly can reduce stress.