Before designing the plan, I have to consider the following:
- What do you want to achieve?
- How often do you train?
- What your current fitness levels are like?
- What does your current diet look like?
- What is your sleeping pattern like?
I have to be aware of these factors before initially creating this plan.
Once I have this information it will allow me to have a better understanding of where you’re currently at and where you want to be. This is where I can analysis and work out the best solution to each individual’s circumstances. At this point I can contribute in making realistic changes to your routine by making necessary adaptations you can adjust to, so that you can continue to work on the best version of yourself.
How would this benefit me?
Following a training plan helps in assisting your development in areas where you need to improve on the most, and the process that is required to overcome those obstacles. The plan is to increase your ability in areas you are already confident with – enhancing your overall performance, especially when sound nutrition is incorporated. Training allows the body to gradually build up strength and endurance, improve skill levels and build motivation, ambition & confidence.
If you’re already a member of a gym, then that’s great! You’re already a step ahead. However, if your time in the gym consists of cardio equipment and fitness classes only, then you are very much in your comfort zone, and chances are you are struggling to see any real results. You need to get out your comfort zone, increase your intensity and expand your options and knowledge within the gym. For a lot of gym-goers the machines & free weights tend to be a ‘NO-GO area’ because they generally don’t know how to perform movements correctly or feel uneasy using the kit – which could lead to injury.
Although safety is at the top of the list of priorities when it comes to designing a plan, it is also essential to include some form of weight lifting whether you are reducing body fat or increasing lean muscle tissue, so in a sense it is mandatory to lift weights if you want a well-proportioned physique.
This is where my 30-minute consultation can have a vital role in your programme before you start. You will be shown around the free weights & machines that are included in your personalised trained programme. I will perform and explain techniques where required.