Not everyone is interested in group exercises in the gym, but at the same time, not everyone can independently prepare an individual training plan. In this case, training with a personal trainer is a good choice. they will cost a little more than going to the gym or class on your own, but they will also have much more benefits. Some of them will be discussed in this article.
Benefits of a Personal Trainer Program
One of the main advantages of individual training is that all the trainer’s attention is directed to only one person: you. You don’t need to prepare a workout to get started with a coach. This trainer will create a plan for you, as well as prepare recommendations for proper exercise and nutrition.
A personal trainer sets short-term and long-term goals, so by exercising under his guidance, you will quickly reach the level that you dream of, avoiding common beginner mistakes and injuries. During group sessions, the training program is averaged and does not always take into account the need to perform specific exercises for an individual. The pace of group training may be too intense or too low. This means that there could be chances that we could get tired or overload the muscles. During personal training, this problem does not arised, because the coach is 100% focused on you.
Who should have personal training?
A personal trailer is a great choice for people who:
- Are just starting to go to the gym and still do not know how to do the exercises properly, in what sequence, and how to use the sports equipment.
- Want their exercise to be more effective and safer than doing it on their own.
- Cannot independently create a training plan that will take into account their individual characteristics. For example, people with health problems.
- Are afraid that sooner or later they will lose motivation to go to the gym or have already lost it and need additional incentive.
In fact, anyone looking to know their body better and its abilities, and start getting more out of gym visits can benefit from a personal trainer. Of course, it will also be useful for those who have motivation problems. Unfortunately, many people give up sports when the first difficulties arise, such as injuries (which could probably have been avoided by exercising under the supervision of a specialist), or simply a decrease in motivation due to the monotony and ineffectiveness of independent training.
What is a Personal Trainer?
A personal trainer is a person whose task is to create an individual training plan for a specific person, taking into account his gender, age, level of physical development, capabilities, medical contraindications, and more. But this is only part of his job. His tasks also include ensuring the correct execution of all exercises during each training session, as well as the moral and psychological preparation of the subject, if for example, we are talking about classes with a martial arts coach.
Having a personal trainer during classes is a great motivation to achieve your goals in each specific exercise and in each workout, which helps to achieve more global results. In addition, the trainer cna always tell you how to properly eat at different stages of training, or what kind of sportswear to choose.
Who should be a personal trainer?
A personal trainer is a highly accomplished athlete in his respective sport, who has a deep understanding about anatomy, biomechanics and physiology. When you meet one of them for the first time, he should conduct an interview, so he can understand your gym goals, learn about past injuries, and help you find the right training approach taking into account constraints such as problems or spinal injuries. This knowledge, combined with your anthropometric data, allows the coach to create an individual training plan.
The trainers of Parimatch Fight Academy are Masters of Sports of Ukraine and Master of Sports of international class. They are also Ukrainian, European, and even world champions in various sports, such as boxing, MMA, jiu-jitsu, powerlifting and crossfit.
Why work with a personal trainer?
A personal trainer creates a training program that is tailored to your capabilities. With a personal trainer, you can set a goal for yourself, which is measurable and of course realistic. He will ensure your safety during workouts. Not only he will show you how to perform a specific exercise, but will also control the correctness of its execution in all stages. A personal trainer will adjust the difficulty level of the exercises according to your evolution in fitness and aptitude for a particular sport. When you train alone, you don’t always know when to raise the bar. Instead, the coach will make sure that, for example, you add another 5 kilos to the barbell at the right time.
Choose your personal trainer at the Parimatch Fight Academy and sign up for training right now. It is very simple to do this. Call us by phone or leave a request for a call.
<H1>Benefits of stretching</H1>
Correct stretching is more difficult than just reaching your toes with your fingertips. There are exercises and techniques that can help you to make the most of stretching to increase muscle elasticity, improve joint flexibility, and minimize the risk of injury. All these methods and techniques are combined into a single system: stretching, which will be discussed in this article.
What is stretching and how does it help in developing flexibility?
Stretching is a set of physical exercises, whose purpose is to stretch the muscles and make them more elastic. It also improves the blood supply to the motor system and increases its mobility. Stretching is actively used by professional athletes before and after training, as well as a part of the warming up process, and also to prepare muscle and tendons for active work during performances. The benefits of stretching are especially evident for women: it is the set of stretching exercises what promotes the development of flexibility.
Flexibility is the limiting range of motion around a particular joint or group of joints. Speaking more generally, there are two types of flexibility:
Static flexibility refers to the absolute amplitude of human movement that can be achieved without motion. In other words, how much we can stretch, bend, or twist and then hold that position for some time. Dynamic flexibility refers to a person’s absolute range of motion, which is achieved through abrupt movements aimed at stretching the muscles. Range of motion is so closely associated with flexibility that sometimes they are used interchangeably. In general, both terms refer to the degree to which a joint can move in its specified range of motion.
Types of stretching
There are two types of stretching: static and dynamic. They differ in the way they stretch muscles and ligaments. They are used at different times as well, for example, only before or only after the main workout.
The purpose of static stretching is to stretch the muscles at rest and then slowly relax them. This type of exercise is performed most often after training. As part of this routine, we stretch the muscles, hold them in that position, and then slowly relax them. This relieves muscle tension and improves post-workout recovery.
Dynamic stretching is done pre-workout to prepare your muscle for intense exercise and high stress. All this allows you to get the best results, and also to avoid injuries. Dynamic stretching not only warms up the muscles, but also helps to dilate the blood vessels and increase the amount of oxygen delivered to the muscles, which improves their endurance.
What can stretching bring?
Body flexibility is an essential attribute for any athlete. This means that stretching should be an integral part of your training program. Some benefits of stretching are:
- Increased flexibility and range of motion. By increasing the range of motion, we increase the ability of muscles and tendons to stretch up to the point of rupture or injury. Thanks to stretching, you can sit in a longitudinal or transverse manner at any age, without injury.
- Increased muscle strength. By increasing the length of the muscles, we increase the distance that they can contract. This leads to a potential increase in the muscle strength and therefore increases athletic ability, as well as improving dynamic balance and the ability to better control amplitude movements. This is an indispensable quality for athletes in striking martial arts, such as Muay Thai boxing, kickboxing, and others.
- Reducing muscle soreness. Muscle soreness with delayed manifestation, or dyspnea, is the result of micro-tears in muscle fibers, as well as accumulation of blood and lactic acid in them. Stretching correctly helps to reduce this soreness by lengthening individual muscle fibers, increasing circulation, and removing excess lactic acid.
- Relief of fatigue and stress. Fatigue leads to decreased physical and mental performance. By stretching and exercising the tendons and ligaments, you can prevent the effects of fatigue, relieve the load on the agonist muscles, which are especially stressed during training. For each agonist muscle in the body, there is an opposite antagonist muscle. When non-working muscles are more flexible, working muscles require much less force to contract.
- General benefits. Regular stretching exercises help to improve posture, coordination of movements, normalize blood supply to muscles, increase the flexibility of the hamstrings, and relieve stress from the spine.
Sign up for stretching classes led by experienced trainers at the Parimatch Fight Academy, one of the best gyms in Kiev. This can be done by phone or through the contact form.