Over the past few months I have been training with a new Personal Trainer (PT) – her input has been invaluable to my overall fitness, strength, flexibility and guise.
A key skill I’ve noted is an eye for flawless technique to support better posture, alignment, balance, prevent injury, as well as getting maximum benefits from well-executed exercises. A cool down and stretching routine should feel like part of the overall workout and not something wedged in at the end of a session! It should combine a healthy mix of both soothing and arduous exercises linking various exercise methods such as yoga, pilates and stretching. A good stretching program will further develop strength as well as flexibility.
Whether it’s hefty weight-training, high intensity lung-bursting training or a combination of both, a training session needs to specific to your needs. Every drill should have a purpose with technique always at the heart of every exercise. It should also be easy to reinforce exercises away from your PT showing that the drills have been well delivered and understood.
A good PT should be knowledgeable and be generous with their knowledge, e.g. defining various types of weight-training exercises such as compound exercises to isolation exercises. This information can be revolutionary in strength building, obtaining an overall-balanced physique and time effectiveness!
Finally you should look forward to seeing your PT – they may put you through torturous hell, leave you feeling utterly exhausted and hurting but it’s what keeps you going back for MORE! X