The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Your Get Fit NH Training Program

28 January

hWho doesn’t like a good “Top Ten” list?

Our friends over at SGT inspired me to put together a Get Fit NH Top 10, so here goes.

Did you know?

  1. You can control the intensity of each training session with your own effort.  Don’t overlook this.
  2. Pain increases cortisol and cortisol increases body fat.  There is no benefit to working out in pain. Avoid the painful patterns (and get the proper medical attention if necessary) and train the non-painful patterns.
  3. Soreness is ok, but it’s not marker of a good training session.  Just because you aren’t’ sore the next day, don’t think that you didn’t train smart (or hard).
  4. Stacking fitness on top of dysfunction will only lead to injury or plateau.  SGT and the FMS screen find your movement pattern dysfunctions, and then we can work on cleaning up your weakest links.
  5. Overtraining (under-recovering) is a major contributor to lack of results and people giving up.  Nutrition and sleep are crucial to continued progress, as is taking a break. Taking a scheduled recovery week IS training.
  6. Lifting weights does not make women bulky! Resistance training will make you strong and lean.  Not lifting weights will make you frail and skinny-fat.
  7. You get much better results from doing a less challenging exercise in good form than you will from a more challenging progression in bad form.  Intensity must follow proper form, and is dependent on it.
  8. If your goal is fat loss, it’s important to know that you typically can’t out-train poor nutrition.  Treat your treats like treats. You can’t live well if all you eat is cheats and treats.
  9. Recovery is just as important as your training.  A good post training meal, 7-8 hours of sleep, stress reduction, and tissue quality work are essential to a balanced program.  You must live The Other 165.
  10. We are not going to do any sit-ups and crunches.  Your lumbar spine is made to stabilize, not flex and extend repeatedly under load.  We do stabilization exercises for the core, and if your form is right you are working your core on EVERY exercise that we select.  Core training at its best is working to maintain good posture under the load or force that is trying to alter that posture.

So there you go, our Current Top 10

Didja learn anything?

Now get in here and Make It Happen!
Coach Dean

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