It can be a difficult decision to make on whether or not to use personal training. While many workouts can be done on your own, some require a second person to assist you. There are times that you might not be able to find someone to assist you. There is also a chance you are a novice to exercising and need direction to help you learn the proper way to do certain exercises. No matter why you are looking at personal training there are some positive benefits to you that might help solidify your decision.
To begin with a personal trainer can review your current workout schedule and determine if you are utilizing the time with the best selection of exercises. Sometimes the reason why you are not losing weight or gaining muscle has nothing to do with lack of exercise, rather it falls more on the actual exercises you are doing. A personal training session can review how you exercise and information you the direction you need to take your workouts to help benefit you to achieve your full potential.
Since each personal training session is designed uniquely for you, you and your personal trainer can go through the process of each exercise you should be doing step by step. If your posture for instance is presenting you with a problem, during your personal training session, your trainer can help you correct this and present you with new options on doing the exercise.
Balance is another factor that can be taken into consideration for wanting to work with a trainer. How you position your body and the balance you maintain will help certain muscles grow. If you are doing an exercise incorrectly, you will not achieve the maximum muscle growth or weight loss. During personal training a trainer will step in and adjust your position to help correct your stance.
Time is valuable to everyone and while you can choose to do your own exercise routine over several hours, a personal training session can give you direct results in one session typically under an hour. Your body will receive the same results if not more than that session that you personally designed. This means you end up with maximum results as a result of a trained specialist.
You also avoid exercises that waste time. If you ask a personal trainer if an exercise is effective, you might be surprised by the answer. While the general rule is any exercise is better than none at all, sometimes the ones people select have little to no benefit outside of general well being. If you are looking to build muscles or lose weight, during a personal training session you will be shown exercises that will directly impact your goals and give you exactly what your body needs.
While your body continues to grow as you are doing your exercises, the need for new routines to retrain the muscles increases as well. Your body needs new methods of muscle building to avoid stalling. If you are only doing one basic routine your will plateau and no longer see the results and more often then not you will begin to notice you will go back to slightly before your peak stage.
With personal training you never have to worry about reaching that peaking stage. A trainer will notice the results slowing down and will in turn form a new set of exercises to continue giving your phenomenal results. In fact it can often take another person observing you to see if you are making progress at all.
Don’t let your current physical condition present itself as a considering factor in not going with a personal trainer either. What you will find is they honestly want to help a person achieve physical health. Even if you are obese they will not taunt you rather they will give you the support and guidance to reach your goals, and if anyone at the gyms bothers you they will step in and escort the other person out. They are there to help you and give you the confidence to get that dream body of yours.
But they will keep it realistic. If you try and lose a hundred pounds in a single month they will tell you it is impossible, and unsafe to try to do so. Your body can only handle minor changes at a time, while initially you might lose a little more than two pounds a week, ideally that should be your goal. Anything more than two pounds a week can be dangerous to your health, and since your personal trainer understands this he will monitor your results and may let up the pace some to get you to a healthier pace.
Of course there are other benefits of personal training as well:
o Weight Loss: With the exercises designed to help your body the most, you will begin to notice your clothes will quickly become loser and the size you wear going down. It won’t happen over night, but it will happen.
o Increased Cardiovascular Health: Your heart will pump more efficiently and you will notice a drop in blood pressure. The heart is a muscle that needs to be strengthened like all your others.
o Stamina Increase: As you workout with a trainer, the exercises you do will help you be able to do other things in your life easier. You will find you have more energy to go out and enjoy life.
o Boosted Immunity: With your physical health increasing so does your immunity. A healthier and fit body tends to fight off infections and illness better than an obese one.
o Reduced Stress: As the endorphins are expelled into your body from your work out, you will find your stress level decreases and you begin to feel less anxiety and stress from normal life.
o Better libido: Another benefit is increased sexual desires.
As you can clearly see there are many reasons why personal training is a good option for everyone. Most local gyms offer a package to exercise at the gym along with a personal trainer. Do it for yourself and start the process to a leaner and healthier you now.