Specific goal training is great to achieve but at what cost? Training in a one-dimensional way can cause your body to get misaligned or cause wear and tear on joints and muscles. Whether you’re training for aesthetic, weight loss, performance or functional goals you need to have a well-rounded game plan for longevity, to prevent injuries and to have a balanced body.
Seems like a tough task to incorporate all these principles in your regime if you’re on a game plan for a specific goal.
Don’t get over whelmed. Stick to your game plan and slowly incorporate certain principles into your current work out regime.
What principles do I need? Well here are few that your body will thank you for:
- Stretching (Yoga).
- Corrective exercises (to hit those little muscles you never use).
- HIIT training (to increase your heart rate).
- Body weight exercises (for functionality).
A good way to incorporate these techniques is between your sets of your current workout regime.
I usually stretch-out for 15 minutes’ prior and take a yoga class once a week to keep limber from all the lifting I do. Switch up your cardio and make it more dynamic instead of just pounding your body on the treadmill. I do all my corrective exercises in between my lifting sets. Since they usually involve lighter weight and focusing on smaller muscle groups, I can keep up my heart rate, stay warm at the same time, recovering from my heavy sets. Having a dynamic workout routine will keep you engaged and your body will thank you for it. Talk to your personal trainer to develop a training program you enjoy and one that will keep you coming back for more.