Principles of training
Let’s Discuss the Principles of Training
Who knows your body better than you? That’s right, no one. We all have that stubborn area that needs to be pushed a little harder than the rest. You need to work this section of your body twice as much, depending on your routine. No longer allow that area to be considered a weakness of yours. By taking control and deciding that you will no longer be defeated by that problem area will give you the confidence you need to move forward. From here you will want to focus on working every muscle group at least once during the week; even if that means getting creative with it and having a little fun. If you’re crunched for time you can also combine everything into one full body workout session. However, you should always train with a purpose. If you are trying to gain quality muscle, you should lift heavy with low rep ranges; this stimulates muscle building without muscle burning. When you’re trying to cut-down, you should increase your intensity by doing more sets and higher reps. Always be cautious of extended periods of cardio, as it can eat away muscle instead of fat. Remember to always keep your eye on the prize. Committing yourself to that ideal physique will give you the motivation you need to push forward with the routine. By following a healthy diet and getting adequate sleep, you will give your body the energy it needs to promote growth within those particular muscle groups. Nevertheless, you should be aware of the importance of allowing your body to recover. The body recovers from a few different components: rest, proper nutrition, and supplementation. Overtraining can cause the body to break down muscle and release free radicals into the body. Overtraining can be prevented by the recovery techniques previously mentioned which I will discuss further in detail in my next blog. The key to the principles of training is to be flexible, yet always able to jump right back into your routine.
- Defeat Your Weakness
- Work Every Muscle Group At Least Once a Week
- Train with a Purpose
- Keep Your Eye on the Prize
- Healthy Diet & Adequate Sleep