Remember that your need a trainer that you can trust and who is also friendly. It makes your training easier if you have someone who can push you hard when needed but who also knows when to encourage you.
It might take time to get the ideal trainer; you just need to be patient because you need one who is very skilled and competent. Once you find the right one, you can be sure the person has the right understanding and information you need to go through your workout activities.
If you’re really hoping to enjoy your personal training, do not look for a personal trainer that will sell vitamins to you. That’s usually a shortcut to not getting any serious results. Most personal trainers don’t know much about diets and nutrition but they should be able to help you get to a Nutritionist.
You should know that your stretching is dependent on your current fitness level. To be certain, make sure you check with you doctor before start on any stretching activities, especially if you have any medical condition.
Here are different types of training programs that a personal trainer can use for their clients.
Fitness Level 1 – You Never or Rarely Stretch
At this level, if you are hoping to increase your flexibility level, you should try to stretch for 20 -30 minutes at least 3 times a week.
This may sound like a long time to spend stretching but if you can integrate this into your workout sessions, then you could stretch for about 10-15 minutes before your cardiovascular exercises and weight training. Afterwards, you can follow up with another 10-15 minutes of stretching.
Before stretching, always start with a 5-10 minutes warm up where you move all your muscle groups in a rhythmic fashion. This gets blood flowing into your muscles and prepares them for your exercises.
Try to use the Static-Stretch method and remember to drag each stretch for 10-30 seconds.
Fitness Level 2 – You occasionally stretch most of the major muscle groups
If you want to increase your flexibility level at this stage, then you need to stretch for 20-45 minutes at least 4 times a week.
If it seems like a long stretch, just incorporate it into your workout programs by starting with 10-15 minutes of stretching before the cardio and weight lifting. Then follow up with 15-20 minutes of stretching.
Always start with a 5-10 minutes warm up where you move all your muscle groups in a rhythmic fashion. This gets blood flowing into your muscles and prepares them for your exercises.
Try to avoid bouncing so use the Static-Stretch method and also drag your stretches for 10-30 seconds.
You can try yoga early in the morning. It gives you the right kind of flexibility you need in your routines. You can buy a yoga tape or join a class. You would be surprised how fast 20-45 minutes would go when you have a structured routine.