How a personal trainer can prevent you from seriously injuring yourself.

In the goal to reach optimum fitness, it often happens that many of us go overboard. Those new to cross fit or even strength building can put themselves at risk when they either train too hard, incorrectly or don’t allow enough rest time between workouts. Even if you are careful and informed on best practices, the risk remains of an injury, especially if working along with heavy weights. For some people, they don’t have time to make it to the gym when they’d like and have to work out at home. Lifting heavy weight when home alone is a big risk and it may only be a matter of time before a serious injury takes place with no one around to help. Hiring your own personal trainer will make your workouts a lot safer and more effective.

Benefits of a personal trainer

but safety concerns are far from the only reason to hire a personal trainer. Whether you’re just working towards your own fitness goals or training for a competition, a personal trainer can design a workout scheme that is just right for you allow you to reach your goals. Read on to see all the benefits a personal trainer can bring to you.

Goal achievement

A personal trainer can help you to define your fitness goals. You may have your own ideas on where you want to go but a personal trainer can help to break those goals down into smaller chunks that are more manageable and realistic. They can also assess your progress towards those goals and make changes to the workout program as you develop.

Personalized workout

A personal trainer can assess your current fitness level and design a workout that will train you in the most important areas. This leads to better results than a generalized workout ever would because they know your physical condition and medical history.

Motivation

When working towards a fitness goal the most difficult part is often just staying motivated to keep going. Through regular sessions with your personal trainer, you’ll stay motivated and committed for longer than you would on your own. Even if you don’t workout with your personal trainer in every session you’ll still be motivated to keep to your goals for the next time you meet with them. A personal trainer will keep you accountable so that you stick your training program and don’t slip off the horse. Without someone to keep you accountable you’ll be less motivated to stick to your goals.

Variety

A personal trainer will have a vast knowledge of different workout techniques that can be changed and adapted overtime to keep the workout sessions interesting and ever changing. Too often we slip into our comfort zones when we find a good workout and don’t push ourselves to try other things that could take us to the next level. With a personal trainer, you’ll have far greater variety in your workouts which will keep them from getting boring.

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Dispelling The Myths that Surround CrossFit Training

The Myths that Surround CrossFit Training

If you’re looking to ramp up your fitness routine then you need to give CrossFit a go.  Lots of people who have hit a plateau with their regular routine find that the intensity of CrossFit gets them through that plateau.  CrossFit is not without critics, and often their criticism is based on the myths that surround CrossFit training.  So let’s dispel some of the more popular myths surrounding CrossFit training.

  1. CrossFit is too expensive

Yes and no.  Yes joining CrossFit can cost a little more than a regular monthly membership at a gym, but it is an unfair comparison.  First at a gym you are paying to use the equipment and maybe take a class.  If you want the service of a personal trainer, and face it that’s how you get the best results, you’re going to pay extra for it.  CrossFit has you working with a personal trainer who will push you to get results, the cost of the trainer is included.  At the end of the day CrossFit works out to be the same or less.

  1. I don’t have time for CrossFit.

CrossFit takes an hour out of your day that’s all.  How much time do you spend on Facebook or checking email?  How much time do you spend watching TV?  This may sound harsh but it’s true, if fitness is important to you, you’ll find the time.

  1. I’m too old for CrossFit.

No, you’re not.  Instructors have clients in every age range from teens to seniors, they know how to tailor a workout for you.  If you have watched a CrossFit workout online, don’t assume that you will be doing the exact same workout.  Your trainer will find a workout that pushes you but not beyond what you’re capable of.

  1. I have DVD’s that I use at home to work out

While some people have great success with programs like P90x and Insanity, the fact is that something like 85% don’t.  Without someone to hold you accountable the tendency to let your workouts lapse as other things happen is pretty common.  If you’re one of the 15% who made it then good for you, truly, but if you aren’t then how about you try something else.

  1. I don’t want to follow the strict diet that comes with CrossFit

This is one of the worst myths about CrossFit.  Make no mistake the adage “you can’t outrun your kitchen” that is completely true.  Your trainer will likely suggest that you follow a diet based on vegetables and lean proteins, the Paleo diet or something similar.  You know what?  Every trainer worth their salt is going to tell you the same thing.  It’s a suggestion, whether you follow or not it is up to you.

CrossFit has become so popular for one simple reason..it works.  Try a class if it works for you awesome, then you can go from there.  If it’s not your thing you have nothing to lose…except maybe some inches.

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