With so much super-specific advice out there on the different styles of personal training and areas of fitness, it’s so easy for the bigger picture to get a bit blurry. Everyone has different fitness goals. These range from generally trying to stay active to viewing fitness as a lifestyle.
It seems today well-intended people are going down the wrong path to achieving their fitness goals. They fall prey to exceptional marketing techniques that have a proven ‘scientific’ base that is actually a load of rubbish.
In this article, we’ll let you know what realistic personal training goals are and how you can achieve these.
Try one new workout per month
Luckily there are a lot of different kinds of workouts that are available. These include modalities such as boxing, Yoga, rock climbing and trampoline classes. So why not vary it a little? Set yourself the goal of trying one new, different type of exercise per month. This is to keep your fitness regimen fresh. Challenge your body in unique ways. You may even make the discovery that you have a passion for something new and different.
Work out for 30 minutes between three and five times a week
Find a way of fitting in any type of workout more regularly than usual. It’s so easy to say you don’t have time to exercise. However, ultimately you can even wake up 30 minutes earlier if that is what you need to do. It’s much easier to think about working out for 20 minutes more times per week. Spread the time out over more days if that helps you find the time.
Do Yoga at least once a week
Stretching or doing yoga after you exercise, even if it’s just for five to 10 minutes, is so beneficial for you in the long run. Doing Yoga is one of the most incredibly important things you can slot into your workout routine. This is because it keeps the muscles, spine, and joints open and flexible. In addition, it prevents injury, releases stress and tension in addition to leading to a more balanced body as well as mind.
Hold the plank position for three minutes
Three minutes seems like a lifetime when you’re holding a plank. However, starting slowly is the trick. Begin with a 20- to 30-second plank each day. Every week increase the time period by 20 to 30 seconds. This means that by week six, you should be able to hold a three-minute plank.
Build your strength
Becoming stronger doesn’t have to mean just going to gym and doing weight training. It can be as easy as:
- Carrying your shopping in a bag instead of using the shopping trolley,
- Playing with your children by lifting them, or
- Riding your bicycle instead of driving to work.
Watch out for ways to become stronger. You may find interesting ideas in fitness magazines. Opt for those options as often as you can and integrate them into your daily life.
Setting personal training goals can help you to achieve a great deal of things. It can be a way to drive yourself towards a certain end-point. It is only natural to want to draw up a list of things you want to change about yourself . The key to setting goals that are realistic is to set ones which are practical, measurable and achievable. This applies to all goals – fitness ones included.
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