Is Weight/Strength Training with Yoga and Cardio daily good?
My daily fitness routine consists of an hour and half of Ashtanga Yoga and since i am in the process of getting certified in Group Fitness.. I also do about half an hour to an hour of aerobics (basic). I am doing quite a bit of cardio and want to build muscle and tone up as I am quite lean. Can i do weight training daily?
Please advice. Thanks :)
Like Shoulder and Arms one day followed by Chest and Back.. Legs and then Total Upper Body?
Another consideration is that you get what you train for.
You've mentioned that your focus at present is preparation for your group fitness credential, hence you are engaging in a lot of cardio.
What I suggest you do is tailor your resistance training program to complement the aspect of aerobic endurance. Light weights and high reps.
It's important for you to decide whether you want hypertrophy or muscular and/or aerobic endurance.
Hope this is helpful to you.
I was 26 kilos fatter than what i am now. Lost all the weight about 6 years back and have been maintaining the weight since then, taught myself about why is it important not just to look good but also live a healthy lifestyle. At that time there were instructors but they would just tell me what to do rather rather than go one step further and help me understand my body better, educate me and let me know as why am I doing these workouts. Majority of people want to loose weight but few are educated about their body.. what impact it would have and how important it is to also have a sound body mind and soul in today's stress lifestyle.
The reason why i even chose to get into this field was in the process I fell in love with Fitness and wanted to be able to be there for others and be that somebody i didnt have. Sorry deviated from the topic!
I do yoga because I love it and also want to be a Yoga instructor! I also do want to get into Personal Training as i realised in Group my purpose of doing what i want to is defeated. I do about an hour or so of aerobics as I am currently doing the course and need practice but not to eventually teach. Believe in giving your 100 % in whatever you do :)
If you're doing all three in one day several days a week simply be sure to take 1-3 days off to recover completely.
Overall doing strength/weight training is definitely one of the best things to do.
I don't think there is anything "wrong" with what you are doing, it's great to get real hands on experience. I would suggest watching out for signs of burnout and over training.
Listen to your body
Get enough rest and proper nutrition
Training comes in many forms. The physical part is important but your ability to NOT do the actual workout but still be able to teach it very effectively by using your verbal cuing skills is equally as important.
Try teaching a class while sitting on a chair and not moving!
I also recommend that you take of couple days a week off in your cardiovascular training to allow for maximum repacking of muscle glycogen stores. If you work at a relatively high intensity, there is significant depletion of muscle glycogen. Try working 3 days, take a day off, work 2 days, take a day off. See if it makes you feel a little stronger on your workout days.