Learn the foundations of strength training from a qualified Personal Trainer before lifting heavy weights.
When I used to work as a personal trainer in an ordinary gym, I was horrified by the technique I saw. Especially, when trying to lift heavy weights. Nowadays, we see a lot more people experimenting with “lifting heavy” because strong is in style.
An effective personal training program should frequently include a phase to build and train the foundation of strength, endurance, and the integrity of joints and muscles.
Inner Armour Program focuses on training foundational strength.
Our Inner Armour Program focuses on developing foundational strength. We know that lifting heavier weights is necessary to get stronger and becoming stronger is the foundation for all other types of fitness improvements. But caution is necessary, because the heavier the weight is, the more dangerous it is.
Most people can get away with terrible form when pumping the light weights, because it’s basically just resisted cardio. But, when you are training for strength, more muscle groups have to engage in order to perform the task. That means more chances of injury. Especially in a group fitness setting.
In our previous eight week program, Attain SuperStamina, we focused on enduring strength, now that we completed that phase, it’s time to self check.
No speeding through workouts
Pay attention to form
Listen to your body and stop before your form fails
In our current program we are training foundational strength, focusing on heavier load and fewer reps. Now’s the time to lift slowly and surely. The program focuses on and utilizes basic movements, perfecting the movement, and progressing from there, both with weight and better/more complicated movements.
Not only is bad form a good way to get injured, but it’s also a good way to derail any potential gains. Most small group training, group workouts, fitness classes and group exercise programs don’t spend much time on form. It’s important to be properly educated on the perfect technique for each movement in your strength training program. Whether you use traditional free weights, or kettlebells be sure to work with a personal trainer who is certified with the tools they are using.
Our Personal Trainers have helped hundreds of people in Howard County and the surrounding areas lose weight, tone up, and become stronger. Our neighbors in Highland, Clarksville, Columbia, Burtonsville, Olney, Ashton and Silver Spring love their personalized training program. Unlike group fitness classes, each client receives a custom program.