I hear some fitness organizations boast that they “never have their clients do the same workout twice,” while other reputable organizations promote using periodization training to create adaptation in the body, followed by the shock of change in the next phase. I get confused over which method is better, or if it’s a combination of the two ideas that works best.
Great advice from everyone above; the essentials of losing weight is the nutrition which is the most important in my mind, cardio & resistance training. As far as “BEST TRAINING METHOD” like most said before you do what works best for that particular client.
BUT I believe when designing a routine you always want your clients to get the most out of each session; so implementing total body exercises, functional exercises using compound muscle groups is key. Challenge yourself to be creative with the combinations of exercises you use working in all three planes of motion in every single workout. I feel most clients benefit most with these kind of routines.
Hope that helps,
A lot of good advice from everyone here. I wanted to mention that I encourage my clients to focus on “Fat Loss” as opposed to “Weight Loss” and that their goal should be altering their body composition, ie: decreasing body fat percentage while increasing lean muscle, with a combination of resistance and cardiovascular training.
I like to design programs for my 1 on 1 and group fitness clients that utilize compound movements as opposed to isolated movements, training in all 3 planes of motion, preferably with their own bodyweight and external resistance, ie: Medicine Balls, TRX, Resistance/Super Bands, Dumbbells, Barbells, Stability Ball, etc…
I also utilize “Metabolic Conditioning” in my design programming, which studies have shown increase post calorie “after burn” or EPOC (Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption) I keep the duration of the sessions to 30 minutes maximum time. Needless to say proper nutrition in conjunction with smart training will yield optimum results, you can not out train a bad diet 🙂
I believe the best thing does not take any action at all. I think you have to mentally be in a good place in order for any of the action that you do to take a physical change. If every time you look in the mirror you are focusing on what you don’t like about your body and all the lack you see, that will not change. Appreciating all the great things your body can do at this point, and then taking the action of the nutrition and the FUN exercise will bring the physical changes.
Although i am just a student i still know some effective ways of burning fat and gaining muscles mass. I have researched into various methods of how to lose weigt quickly. Ihave conlcuded that Interval Training is most effect (however very difficult) It consists ofa variety of fast paced, high intensity exercises, e.g. burpes and press ups. Do this for around 3 minutes for each activity and then have a 30 second break, you may believe this to be very short, and you would be right, this forces your heart to work harder when it begins to tire forcing it to adapt to circulate more blood around the body. You will sweat, its natural, however over a prolonged period of time, e.g. 3 months you should begin to see changes, including increased fat loss and muscle toning. If you wish for any more info or examples i would research
”Interval Training” into any search engine and a good example of this training is called ”Insanity” it is a programme designed for rapid fat loss and a general increase in muscle toning. Youtube can provide you with good videos of the insanity workout..
I hope this has been of use to you.
P.S- All this talk of whats best for you is rubbish.. Interval training is scientifically proven to be the best type of fat burning exercise around.. Dont Give Up it Does Work..