General Fitness Related FAQ’s
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Your membership at workout.cc gives you the benefits of having a personal trainer at a fraction of the cost. Benefits include:
A new personalized training plan tailored specifically for you by a personal trainer every 8-12 weeks. Programs are designed based on your goals, level of fitness, and time schedule.
Access to a certified personal trainer via e-mail to answer your specific fitness questions and concerns
Variety to your exercise program and your workouts
24-hour access to our Fitness Library with topics ranging from weight training and nutrition to psychology, motivation and stress reduction
24-hour access to our Exercise Library
A variety of tools to help achieve your goals, such as workout and nutrition logs and cool calculators which determine your target heart rate and caloric intake and breakdown (coming soon!)
Membership is only $19.95 per month
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Strength training programs typically involve lifting weights (i.e. bench press) or working a muscle against some type of resistance (i.e. push ups, crunches), thereby also referred to as resistance training. The benefits of a strength training program include:
Increase in lean muscle mass
Decrease in body fat
Stronger bones, ligaments and tendons
Increase explosive power
Reduced tension, stress and anxiety
Improved performance in sports
A more efficient metabolism
Improved quality of life
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The most effective exercise programs take into account the principles of overload and specificity.
1. Overload-refers to the resistance placed against the muscle, such as how much weight to lift. Muscles must be overloaded to grow in size or to get stronger.
2. Specificity-refers to the type of exercise chosen for a particular muscle. Your trainer at workout.cc will use these principles, depending on your goals to determine the make up of your program, such as:
What exercises to do
When or how often to do them
How much weight to lift or how much resistance to apply
How to effectively split your workouts
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Cardiovascular exercise trains what is undoubtedly our most important muscle–the heart! The benefits of cardiovascular fitness are many, which include.
Decrease in body fat
Increase in fat burning muscle
Reduced risk of heart disease
Lower resting heart rate
Helps you manage stress, anxiety and depression
Improved athletic performance
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The three main components of an effective cardio training program are intensity, frequency and duration.
1. Intensity or how hard to exercise, often in terms of pace, level, grade or distance.
2. Frequency or how often to exercise, such as how many times a week.
3. Duration or how long your cardio training sessions should last.
An effective training program will take into account these variables, answering the very often misunderstood questions of how often, how long and how hard you should train or work out to achieve your goals. To answer these questions effectively your trainer at workout.cc will ask you lots of question such as your goals, your health history, your time available to exercise, your nutrition habits, and your experience with exercise in the past. The more information you give us the more personalized and effective your program will be. Click here to view a sample personalized program.
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One of the most important factors of a successful training program is what fuels it or the food you eat. At workout.cc we believe that a healthy approach to weight management and performance revolves not about diets but about making healthy choices in the way we eat. The type of foods we eat, the quantity and when we eat determine our body weight and composition(lean mass vs. fat), athletic performance and how we feel. Your trainer at workout.cc will make recommendations as to help you make the right choices in nutrition and supplements to:
Lose or Gain Weight
Lose Body Fat
Improve Your Performance
Have More Energy
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What is Periodization?
Periodization refers to a progressive approach to athletic and fitness training. The periodization approach originated in the Soviet Union in the late 70’s and was made popular by competitive bodybuilders and track and field athletes who at the time excelled at both sports. The goal behind periodization was to prepare these competitive athletes to peak for competition; the method however can can be applied towards any exercise and fitness program for maximun results.
Periodization can be best described as Progressive Resitance Training, and it is made up of several training variables such as the different types of exercises, the load or resistance placed against a muscle, sets, reps, frequency, distance, duration and rest periods. These variables are then manipulated into phases or cycles throughout the year, and each phase can last anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks. Typically each phase has a main focus such as building strength, hypertrophy (building muscle), endurance, power and maintenance or active rest.
At workout.cc we refer to Periodization as “planning results” and apply it to your personalized training plan, giving you the advantage and the edge that proffessional athletes benefit from.
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