How Can a Personal Trainer Help You?
There are many reasons to hire a trainer. Maybe you haven't done anything physical since high school gym class. Maybe you're training for a specific goal, like running a marathon or completing a walk-a-thon. Or maybe you're just not getting the results you want from your current program.
Whatever your situation, a trainer can be instrumental to your success. No longer a luxury of the wealthy few, trainers can provide valuable guidance on how to get in shape quickly and safely. A finely tuned program should include:
A personal trainer can advise you on exercises you may not have the confidence or know-how to attempt on your own. Multi-joint exercises-such as squats, bench presses and all their variations can provide attractive results when supervised by a knowledgeable professional. And, they help use your valuable workout time efficiently. The goal is quality, not quantity.
A trainer can choose weight levels for optimum muscle building, and see that they are increased at the appropriate rate for your fitness level and goals.
Progression and Variety
If you train in exactly the same manner for extensive periods of time, your body will adapt to the monotony and stop responding, no matter how good the training program. Varying your program -- both the exercises and weight levels -- not only keeps you interested, but also ensures that your body keeps progressing.
Recovery from an Injury
Whether you are returning to exercise after an illness or injury, or just have a nagging back or neck pain, a trainer can recommend specific exercises to build your strength and ease your symptoms.