Designing the-best-for-you training.
I’ve been training a lot in my life!
My father used to work as a physical training teacher. Actually he’s recently retired and started doing that again because he loves it.
Since I was very young I was training daily — I didn’t think much of it growing up. I just did it. My father made sure I didn’t miss many training days. And I never stopped.
I started teaching fitness classes at school and then continued at university. I started doing personal training officially, when I was probably around 17 or 18. I’ve been practicing yoga since 12? I don’t remember. It was long time ago. Dancing — I did that a lot, classes, work.
What did my experience and working with people teach me?
For the best physical performance, health, longevity and your best body, you got to do 3 things:
Any way you want — at the gym with weights and machines, body weight movements at home or gym, classes. There are as many variations as there are fitness professionals and active people. People who train on a regular basis find their thing, challenging and enjoyable, and do it regularly, mixing it up from time to time.
Some kind of HIIT training for maximum fitness.
You can do sprints, body weight circuit training, jumps, stairs — whatever you enjoy the most. I know, HIIT is not necessarily the most enjoyable thing in the middle of it, but it has the best after-effects for fitness, longevity, weight loss, happy feeling of accomplishment and boosted self-esteem.
Yoga, tai chi, dancing, martial arts — anything practiced with full awareness, anything to cultivate mind-body connection, bring awareness to every part of your body, to breathe into it. Something to stretch and balance out all the imbalances other types of training can produce. It’s an active recovery practice.
That what you got to do, if you want it all — health, longevity, peace of mind and gorgeous, sexy, strong body for the best life experience.
“For someone who has an active job, what kind of training regimen would you say is best for weight loss.”
A question from Facebook today.
“I’d work out every day (because body needs movement daily), even if workouts are short. 3 times resistance training (gym or home, body weight or dumbbells etc.) upper body-lower body-whole body routines, 3 times HIIT (15–20 minutes with warm up cool down), one day a week yoga, tai chi, dancing — what I call body awareness/mind-body training. That’s best for health and balance in life, for longevity, that will help the body to lose weight more effectively, but of course, what you put in your mouth is the main weight loss strategy.”
The best resource to help you design your weight training the right way for your goals:
Healthy lifestyle trivia
You don’t get healthy and stay healthy.
HEALTH is a DAILY PRACTICE. One bite at a time.
Daily Bite of Health