More and more people have started pursuing a healthy lifestyle. In order to look better and feel better most of them start with physical fitness. However, just like anything else, being active should be done wisely.
smartzune.com learned some curious facts about fitness that can help make your training sessions more effective, helpful, and pleasant. At the end of the article, there is a bonus that will probably give you more motivation to be physically active.
1. You’ll have to wait for visible results for a long time.
Don’t expect quick results when starting physical training. Those who want to get in shape “by summer” or within a couple of months of January 1st will likely fail. Of course, everything initially depends on your current body weight, your body’s condition, and your age. In any case, you’ll be able to see the first results from workouts after approximately 2 or 3 months. It will take others about 6 months to be able to see positive changes in your body.
Also, it’s important to understand that regularity, frequency of training, and the right diet are the foundation of your success. There won’t be much change in your body if you only do 2 intense workouts per week — you can only get good results if you do at least 3 power and 2 cardio workouts per week. This doesn’t mean that you’ll have to spend 5 days a week at the gym — an ordinary walk outside can be a good cardio exercise for your body.
3. It’s enough to have 5-7 training sessions with a trainer.
Personal trainers like to say that each person needs a personal training program and that you won’t be able to do it yourself. This is not true. You need a trainer who will teach you the right techniques and 5-7 sessions are usually enough to figure this out.
After that, you’ll be able to do workouts by yourself. After one and a half months, you can try some training sessions with another trainer so that they can check to see whether you’re doing everything correctly, as well as answer any questions that you have. After that, you shouldn’t require any more help, unless you are the type of person who can’t discipline and motivate yourself without someone else’s assistance.