The training threshold
Cold muscles, tendons and connective tissue do not stretch very easily.
It increases the heart rate gradually and aerobic exercise prepares the heart and cardio-vascular system, together with the muscles for exercise.
During exercise the blood is pumped around the body by the action or the heart.
It also causes the blood to be delivered to the exercising muscles.
The benefits of an active recovery are believed to be related to the muscles continuing to receive a more extensive supply of oxygenated blood
At least two minutes of warm-up which covers stretching and loosening up exercises should be carried out before any weights are lifted.
Each exercise or lift should be carried out with a smooth and fluid movement. No jerking or bouncing with weights should be allowed.
Make the training as varied and interesting as possible to stop boredom setting in.
Small muscle groups should be exercised before larger muscle groups.
Rest is vitally important between training days in order for the muscles to regain strength.
Two to three workouts are recommended per week.
The personal fitness trainer should be made aware of any back or muscular problems that the client may have.
Giant sets training
Body building exercises
Stress the importance of warming-up and cooling-down before using the circuit.
Teach client correct exercise technique.
Each station should be worked on for approximately 30-60 seconds depending on the fitness level of the client.
The circuit sequence should be varied for the client.
Between sixty to seventy second rest period should be taken before the next work station is moved on to.
Beginners should be given instruction on the exercise techniques and routines before the circuit commenced.