7 personal training Myths continued
7 Personal training myths continued
The final 3 of the 7 personal training myths, continued, from last week’s 7 Myths reviewed!
Personal Training Myth #5
Male and female training regimens should differ. Myth. The overall goal may be different between men and women; however, the one variable that does not change between males and females is the principle of overload. The five main components of fitness for the average person are: cardiovascular (increasing your heart rate), muscular strength (being able to pick something up heavy), muscular endurance (the ability to do a lot of repetitions without getting tired), flexibility (range of motion) and finally, body composition (the amount of fat compared to muscle in your body). Women usually stick to cardio, since that “burns calories” and if they do use weights, they use between 2-5lb weights. Ladies, I am going to speak to you directly on this one—there is not enough testosterone in your body to bulk up (if there is, something else is going on). Pick a weight that you can do 12-15 repetitions with and is challenging for three or four sets, but with which you can complete your sets with some challenge. Guys, doing pilates or other flexibility training will not pose harm to your manhood. Strength training is very important, but as stated earlier, that is only one component of fitness. Increase the amount of core and flexibility training you do and I guarantee your strength will increase, since core strength goes hand in hand with strength training.
Personal training Myth #6
Personal training myth #7
The myth that nutrition labels contain all the vital information. Calories, grams of fat, grams of sugar…all of that isn’t important as what order the ingredients are listed in. Look at the ingredients, and if there is any type of sugar or any other unneeded ingredients as one of the first four ingredients, then put the product down. The food you buy lists the ingredients from most used to least used. Do not clog your system up with unneeded preservatives.
Commercials, media, and blogs (except this one 😉 ) often have ulterior motives. Skip through the hype, and if needed contact a professional (yes, Training Aspects is approved).
By: Kirill Vaks
Fitness and exercise specialist
BA, CSCS, ACSM-cpt, NFPT-sns
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