People exercise for different reasons and to reach different goals. Some people exercise to increase their performance as professional sports athletes, to lose weight, gain weight, gain muscle, increase cardiovascular fitness or to look good. For every goal, there is a different way to exercise – such as endurance or strength training. However, that doesn’t mean that there is only one way to exercise for your goal. Variety in your training regime can be incredibly beneficial and will develop and enhance your performance, aesthetics and health. Training in different methods will also make you a better, well-rounded athlete.
The importance of variety when training
Include programmes that enhance and develop your muscular strength
Muscle strength plays a vital role in your daily life as well as your progress and performance in the gym, your professional sporting career, and your weight-loss efforts. That’s right! Training to build muscle strength will help you lose weight.
One of the most common causes of weak muscles is a sedentary lifestyle. When we don’t exercise, our muscles atrophy. This means that the size, along with the strength and endurance of the muscle, reduces because of inactivity and the lack of activity. This leads to muscle weakness, which not only has a direct impact on our day-to-day life but can cause further issues as well.
You need strong muscles to perform daily activities
These include walking, running, lifting heavy objects, picking up your little one or playing with your kids. In addition, your muscles need to be strong so that you can maintain good posture, move easily and have stronger tendons and ligaments. Strong muscles also decrease your risk of injury.
If you suffer from back pain, it can be alleviated by strengthening the muscles in your back and core. So, as you can see, having strong muscles makes life so much easier and is great for your general health.
A lack of muscle endurance can also lead to several difficulties
As with muscle strength, muscle endurance makes life easier by preventing injuries, enabling you to perform better in everyday tasks and hobbies, and keeping your body’s performance healthy. In addition to this, a lack of muscle endurance can lead to you having to take more frequent breaks during your exercise routine. Low muscle endurance will also contribute to reducing your exercise intensity and frequency, which will then negatively impact your muscle strength.
Exercising for muscle strength and endurance is a must. If you haven’t yet, you should add it to your exercise regime. Variety will get you closer to your goal. Whether it be increasing your explosive power, losing weight or looking a certain way.
Knowing what type of exercise to recommend to a personal training client is the cornerstone of personal training qualifications. At Trifocus Fitness Academy, we whole-heartedly believe this which is why this is an integral part of our Personal Training Certification.