How do you design your program when doing semi-private training 2 days a week?
Do you give your clients a full body workout each session, or do you split your routines up into upper body one day, lower body another day, or alternate upper and lower body exercises each day while working different muscle groups each session so that by the end of your second day session the entire body has been covered? I've heard people mention doing push muscles during one session, then pull muscles during the second day session. Which muscles would be considered push muscles, and which would be considered pull muscles to design a class this way?
An example of 'push' muscles are the chest muscles, and of 'pull' muscles would be your back.
I hope that this helps.
It all depends on the clients and their goals. With some I do full-body workouts while with others I do splits or just cardio or work with only one piece of equipment and hit multiple muscle groups (for example using kettlebells or ropes or bands or medicine balls or body weight, etc.). You should be able to figure out what that routine is, after doing their assessment. Some want to lose weight and BF others train for a specific event.
I wish I could be more specific, but without knowing what your client’s goals are it’s hard to do so. LaRue gave you a good explanation of some pull and push muscles.
I do not pre decide the workout although I arrive prepared mentally for anything
I can't tell you how many times I have arrived to train and my client has a list of issues which means I must think on my feet and be able to give them workout they need on that day.