The Right Exercise

​What exercise is right for me?

Resistance, High intensity Interval Training, Strength, Compound, Cardio Vascular, plyometric, Tabata and the list goes on. It can be confusing knowing where to start and what is right for you. Exercise is personal. Everyone has different starting points, different challenges/ injuries and most importantly different goals.

Some want to ‘tone up’, lose weight, build muscle, simply re-build the habit of exercise and others are more focused on the (now better known) health benefits of resistance training, such as reduced risk of disease and stronger bones, joints and functional movement.

If you have tried before, but not got the results you were hoping for then you may not have been doing the correct exercise in the right way OR the correct exercise without the correct technique which can cause more problems.

To illustrate, what may well be a challenging and progressive workout for one, may be too much for another or not right for their goals.

There is no one programme that fits all. There are however standard types of exercise and overriding principles that you want to be following in order to achieve key health and weight management benefits. The NHS currently recommends that adults between the age of 19-64 should be doing:

1.)150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week. I.e. jogging, cardio, brisk walking
2.) 2 or more days of strength/ resistance training per week utilizing all major muscle groups i.e. Squats, pullups, press ups

It’s great to see that our national health body is promoting these types of exercise, however it’s definitely easier to say than do when on your own and being honest, it's fairly limited. Your program should focus on the key goal relative to the your starting point and special requirements. However, it should also factor in:

- Mobility and flexibility
- Muscular strength & endurance
- Fitness & conditioning
- Functional movement
- Improving body composition

Your program should deliver on the primary goal but also factor in all of the above constantly and progressively building on each element. Fundamentally if you want it to change you it has to challenge you in some way, whether that be your balance, CV, strength, endurance etc.

You also have to look at the whole picture, Mindset, Nutrition & Exercise combined.

It’s about moving better, feeling stronger, improving heart and lung function, reducing risk of injury and getting all of the health benefits associated with each of these types of training. Where you start and exactly and what course you take has to be personal because we are all different, but the key thing we would always encourage people to do is to take action and start moving!

True Personal Training is a New Personal Training gym with a New concept based in Wetherby. Our new concept of Shared Personal Training memberships gives you an Unlimited Personal Training service, nutritional guidance and a high spec facility for the price of one regular Personal Training session per week. We also offer traditional 1:1 Personal Training, or a combination of the two.

We have a passionate team of experienced personal trainers who are here to help you achieve your goals every step of the way. While we work with you we build your knowledge about exercise, nutrition and getting the right mindset to sustain your new results.

You can schedule your Free consultation and session at any time by contacting us:

Contacts: 01937 338098

We look forward to hearing from you

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