Below I have outlined a few of the key areas to which I help clients achieve their fitness goals. All personal training is tailored and follows a free initial consultation to help plan your fitness goals.
For clients who wish to lose fat, I achieve very predictable results. Consistent, steady fat loss and concomitant strength and muscle gain is the norm. The key to successful fat loss is to lose fat slowly and steadily at a rate of one to two pounds per week, and to use a combination of diet, weight training and cardiovascular exercise.
Weight training is important as if you do not at least preserve your muscle while dieting, you will not lose pure fat and you will be stuck with fat on the stubborn areas. The stubborn areas are extremely hard to get lean and are typically the thighs and hips for women and lower abs and lower back for men.
If you use diet and cardio alone, neglecting weight training; the majority of the ‘weight’ you lose will be muscle and not fat. This also has the added disadvantage of reducing your metabolic rate. Weight training on the other hand has the opposite effect; it preserves muscle mass while dieting and will keep your metabolism high. This is essential for fat burning.
Under my supervision you will lose fat consistently in a smooth linear process and you will scorch through those stubborn fat areas.
Gaining Muscular Body-weight
The most effective approach to gaining lean muscular body weight is to use free weight compound movements, i.e., human movements which involve a large amount of muscle mass at once. They are natural movements of the body that stimulate more muscle mass as they involve more muscle tissue. The intensity of these exercises also increases testosterone levels and growth hormone which is essential for muscle growth.
The core to building a muscular body is the Squat, Deadlift, Bench and their variants. Barbell training is simply loaded human movement, and the most effective muscle building routines will be based on basic movement patterns that work the entire body as a coordinated system, gradually increasing loads that make the whole body stronger and the muscles larger.
Sport Specific Strength Training
If your goal is to increase your performance in sports or martial arts, strength training is an essential element of fitness for virtually every sports man and woman. In the past most coaches believed resistance exercises only added unnecessary bulk to the athlete, hindering their ability to execute skill. In actuality nothing could be further from the truth.
The benefits of barbell strength training to athletic performance are enormous and many. Not only is it an integral conditioning component for power athletes such as football and rugby players, performance in the pure endurance events can be improved with a well structured strength routine.
Strength is one of the most important aspects of one’s physical existence, and a lack of strength compromises both athletic performance and the quality of life as we age.