Monthly Archives: August 2011

How to design a resistance training workout

There are a couple of steps you can take to: decrease soreness, improve recovery time, make better progress, decrease your chance of injury, and get the most of the time you spend resistance training.  It’s quite simple actually.  Every single resistance workout you do should follow a specific design.  Follow the correct design, and reap the benefits listed above.  You can do it your own way and risk injury, be more sore, and decrease the chance that you’ll stick with your resistance training program or you can be smart and do it how the American College of Sports medicine (the gold standard in exercise programming) recommends.  Your resistance workout should start with a warm-up (5-15 minutes of cardio), then go through your workout, then cool-down (5-15 more minutes of cardio), then stretch the muscles you worked during your workout.  After resistance training your body is quite literally thirsting for nutrients to replace what was used for energy during your workout, and begin the recovery process.  It is vitally important that you give your body what it needs after resistance training.  I’ll get into specifics in my next blog post so stay tuned!

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My First Blog Post

If you are interested in leading a healthier lifestyle, then this blog is for you.  Body Balance Healthy Living’s mission is to educate and motivate people to lead and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  The two most important things you can do for yourself, your family, and your health are to: #1-Exercise regularly and #2-Eat Healthy.  The majority of people out there are looking to lose weight.  The best, healthiest (but certainly not only) way to do this is by following a comprehensive fitness program, and eating smart.  A comprehensive fitness program is composed of: cardio training, resistance training, and stretching.  To eat healthy you should eat 5-7 meals per day, keep total calories, saturated fat calories, sodium, and sugar intake in check, and eat at the right times to give your body the nutrients it needs when it needs them.  Stay tuned to learn more about Body Balance Healthy Living’s approach to leading a healthy lifestyle.  You can do it and we can help.