Fitness is a form of training that provides a physical and mental condition that allows your body to perform well, respond, have a good weight and recover quickly. That means you can trust your body to perform when you need it. In daily life, for example during a brisk walk, a half marathon, during the bench press or perhaps just at work at home. Read more...
Fitness is a form of training that provides a physical and mental condition that allows your body to perform well, respond, have a good weight and recover quickly. That means you can trust your body to perform when you need it. In daily life, for example during a brisk walk, a half marathon, during the bench press or perhaps just at work at home.
Fitness makes you feel better about yourself
Fitness can keep your muscles, lungs and heart strong and your weight and body fat to no more than .25% body fat for women and 18% body fat for men. You determine your goal what you want to achieve with training. Do you want to lose weight, build fitness, build more muscle mass or perhaps more strength? Your current fitness level, age, health, skills, interests and being able to free up time are factors that count. But the fact is, once you start and find yourself feeling better, stronger, and looking slimmer and tighter, it will encourage you to keep going and you may take your training to the next level. Start here, end stronger!
Different types of fitness workouts
Once you have determined your goals, it is no superfluous luxury to make a personal fitness schedule or have it made for you by a personal trainer. This prevents injuries and ensures that you really keep it up. There are also very useful apps (MyFitnessPal), wearables and videos that you can use to achieve your goal. Fitness consists of different types of workouts.
Cardio training, muscle endurance, strength training and flexibility training.
Cardio training gives you more energy by improving your overall fitness and will help you burn calories during exercise and maintain your body weight.
Muscle endurance is the sustaining of great effort by a muscle or a muscle group for a long time.
Strength training is building more muscle strength /mass which also ensures an increased consumption of calories and thus a decrease in the fat percentage. It also has a positive effect on the condition of the blood vessels and blood circulation and metabolism.
Flexibility training is important for injury prevention and for gaining strength and size. Maintaining optimal flexibility increases your performance and contributes to the mobility of a joint.
Fitness and nutrition
Which dietary supplements can you take before and during a fitness workout? Start in the morning with a tasty protein shake or protein pancake. We have written a nice blog about that. There are also plenty of dietary protein shakes. The protein bars are delicious as a snack. Your muscles will thank you for helping with muscle building and recovery. Before you start training you can take a shot of Carnitine to stimulate fat burning or a pre workout with creatine which supports muscle building and explosiveness. During training we have numerous sports drinks. Carnitine sports drinks moisturize and provide extra fat burning. We can replenish the glycogen stock with drinks that also replenish the minerals that you lose with sweating. Two birds with one stone.
Rest and recovery period
Just like regular, proper training and a well-thought-out diet, rest is just as important. You really can't go crazy in the gym every day. You must also plan the rest days in a good schedule. You give your body rest by sleeping well, but also by not exercising for a day. And if you are going on holiday for a week, do nothing for a while. At rest, your muscles grow and repair the minor muscle damage that occurs after a hard workout. It is then not unwise to add proteins and aminos, minerals and vitamins to your diet. It goes without saying that you drink enough while doing so.