Weightlifting Training Program – How to Know What’s Right for You
There are many training programs a person can follow, but what is the best one for you? Basically, it comes down to what your goals are, or maybe what your time allows you to, or maybe your age or physical status.
Whatever your situation may be, every situation and every person needs a training program to match their circumstances or preferences. Today I will be talking about developing a weight training program and knowing what’s right for you.
This may seem like a pretty simple concept, but for some people, it can be a challenge to come up with a training program that fits their goals with limited time or maybe even funds. But I think that you will find some helpful information in this guide that may help you tap into some fresh ideas.
Determine what your goals are
First of all, in determining what physical training program fits your needs best, it is important to determine exactly what you want to accomplish with your training, what is your goal that you want to achieve.
I have talked many times about the importance of setting goals and goals are very important in achieving anything of substantial size because often our determination can break down when faced with anything that can put us out of our comfort zone, especially if it is for an extended period.
This is why it is necessary to set goals as well as pinpointing a specified time that we need to achieve our desired destination. In doing this, we are setting a standard for ourselves to follow by.
When we set a standard for ourselves, we are in fact creating a form of competition for ourselves, and I think a good many of us have been born with a certain amount of competition in our blood.
Are you limited for time?
If we are limited on time, it can make things difficult to keep a regular schedule with a workout program, but there are ways around this. Sometimes it can be a good idea to prioritize things on a daily basis.
Sometimes if you feel like things are becoming so hectic because you have so much going on in each day, this can make it difficult to tackle everything you have scheduled for one day, but it can be a good idea to prioritize things to which one is more important than the next.
The first place you can start with is taking all of the daily tasks that you need to complete and write them down in a list and spend some time on this so that you can list these things in order of importance with the least important task being last.
This is an important thing to do because it is putting a visual in front of you so that you can gain a better aspect as to which activities are most important to you and also remember the outcome of each activity has an importance on how it reflects on your list.
For example, if one of those activities is exercise and you feel it is important and you have a tendency of putting this activity on the back burner, this may actually be the first activity you put on your list because if you get this activity out of the way first, you will have less time to spend pushing it away and simply thinking about getting around to it.
Surprising as it may sound, if you perform your exercise routine first thing in the morning, it will actually give you more energy throughout the day to perform your other tasks which in essence will help you to perform your other tasks with better success.
Workouts for the aged
Quite often our main reason that we don’t exercise the way we should or the way we used to is because of age, but there are many types of low-impact workouts that people can engage in once they start getting up in years.
Matter of fact, when a person starts to age, they naturally have a tendency to lose muscle and mobility, exercise and stretching are two very important factors a person should keep in place every day regardless of their age.
If you are suffering from minor joint inflammation or pain, or if you are starting to get a little older to the point where it’s difficult to engage in a more rigorous training program, a good place to start is every morning after getting up you should practice stretching for at least 5 minutes if not longer.
Another good practice to get into if you are suffering from the above is to engage in a lower impact form of exercise such as yoga. Yoga can be very beneficial for limberness, muscle tone, agility, and an overall well sense of being.
There are many good programs for yoga that you can follow along with for beginners and advanced. My suggestion is that if you are new to yoga, try to perform this exercise program at least three times a week and spend 15 minutes a day.
Working around physical limitations
As I suggested previously that stretching is very important and vital to each one of us every day, if you are struggling from physical limitations, this can be an exceptionally good program to follow every day is to spend at least 5 minutes at a time stretching until you can work up to doing more in a session.
Sometimes it can be very difficult to work around physical limitations that are severe enough, but it is never a very good idea to just sit idle and not do anything that can improve upon your current status.
Even if you do the slightest bit of stretching everyday can be beneficial to your joints and limberness if you practice this on a daily basis and always continue to pursue at least a few seconds more of stretching each day from what you did the previous.
I don’t know each and every individual’s case out there and how much everyone can personally perform, but this is basically up to you and how much you feel that you can accommodate each day.
If your case of physical limitations is severe enough where you are not able to get up and walk around, you can still keep your upper torso and arms in motion by performing simple stretches while you are sitting like extending your arms out to the sides and overhead and performing various stretching activities.
If your physical limitations are more so in your legs and you are not able to freely get up and move around from sitting, you can simply perform exercises that will possibly improve mobility in your legs and leg joints.
Some exercises that you can perform for your legs while sitting would be extending your lower legs out from a 45 degree to an extended position and repeat this as many times as possible.
Another exercise that may help is the scissors move where you are extending your legs straight out in front of you and spread your feet apart as far as what is comfortable, return your legs back together, and then spread your feet apart as far as they can go and repeat this move for as many repetitions as you can.
Physical limitations are never a very easy thing to deal with, but the point here is to help steer you from being a victim to a life of sedentariness where you are not staying mobile which can lead you to more problems.
When developing a training program that is right for you, it basically comes down to what your goals are and precisely what you are able to achieve according to your own abilities.
No matter what your condition is, never allow yourself to lie dormant from staying mobile or from enjoying a life that you once used to lead. It is very important that you follow a regimen that will improve your level of fitness and happiness and will keep you active with your program.
Whether you are into weight training, a cardiovascular fitness program, or simply trying to improve upon poor joint functionality, it is necessary to design a program that is right for you and something that you enjoy enough to stick with for the long haul.
It is also necessary to eat healthily and possibly even follow a supplementation program.
To start up a supplementation program, there are many various forms of supplements that you can take right along with your diet.