The Importance Of A Proper Warm-up And The Smart Guidelines For Gym

The Importance Of A Proper Warm-up And The Smart Guidelines For Gym

Proper Warm-up

We have stressed the importance of a proper warm-up before exercising and I hope you have started to implement one into your routine. However, now that summer is approaching and the temps are increasing I want to make sure that when you finish you are not just grabbing your keys and running out. I know you want to get in and get out but it’s very important that you allow yourself time to cool off. This cool-down period should involve a much lower level of intensity. Your heart rate should slowly return to normal and you should start to feel as if you did before you began your workout. Adding a cool-down to your routine will help to reduce lactic acid build-up by giving your muscles time to push it and other substances out of the muscle as well as increasing blood circulation bringing nutrients and oxygen throughout your body. Try and add a cool-down period to your works this week’s personal training cumming ga.

warm up and cool-down

Smart Guidelines For Gym

In life, it is important to know where you started and where you want to be. To do this, we set goals. It’s the same when you start a fitness program. It is important to know and document where you are right now and set goals for yourself.

THE SMART GUIDELINES

When setting goals, follow the SMART guidelines.

Specific: Each goal you set should be clear and easy to understand. It is easy to set broad goals but breaking each goal down into specific things will help hold you accountable to it.

Measurable: Each goal should be easy to measure. You must be able to track your progress and know when you’ve reached your goal.

Attainable: It’s easy to set goals but each goal must be attainable. Find a good balance between a goal that’s too easy and one that is too hard.

The Smart Guidelines

Relevant: Set goals according to where you are right now. We are all at different points in life so not everyone’s goals are the same. Find a goal that meets you where you are right now and pushes you to do and be better.

Time-bound: Every goal should have a time limit. If there is no deadline, the motivation will diminish quickly. Set an end date an push yourself to get there.

It is also important back on track is key. When to have accountability. We all fail. It’s part of life. But having someone who will help you get you fail, fail fast. Each day is a new day, each meal is a new meal, each workout is a new workout. Don’t let one bad decision throughout the day ruin an entire day.

Remember the goal you’ve set and do everything it takes to achieve it!

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Erika Alexander