What Every Fitness Training Program Should Have

Every fitness training program should incorporate the 5 basic elements of exercise routines to ensure a well-balanced and effective training regimen.

1. Aerobic Fitness

Aerobic fitness exercise, sometimes refer to endurance or cardio activity, serves as the cornerstone of almost all fitness training programs. Aerobic exercises cause faster and deeper breathing, maximizing the oxygen level in your blood.  Aerobic routines also help in the efficient transportation of oxygen throughout your body.

Aerobic fitness routines include any physical activity that make use of your large muscle groups and causes your heart rate to increase. Activities you can do with your spouse such as walking, jogging, swimming and dancing are considered as aerobic exercises. Regular home chores like vacuuming, snow shoveling, or leaf raking also uses large muscle groups and can thus be considered as aerobic activities, but these need to be done in an intense manner.

As a part of your fitness training program, make sure that you do at least 3 30 minute sessions of vigorous aerobic activity each week.

2. Strength Training

Muscular fitness is another key element of a well-balanced training program. Doing strength training twice weekly can help improve your muscular fitness and increase your bone strength.

A great way to do these workout with your spouse is to do the same exercises and while one spouse is doing the exercise the other spouse is encouraging them and resting.

You can find a lot of resistance machines and equipments for strength training at your regular gym. Inexpensive options such as adjustable dumbbells, resistance bands and weights can just be as effective. No-equipment exercise routines such as abdominal crunches, push-ups, and leg squats can also be an alternative.

3. Core Exercises

The source of your core strength is the muscles located on your lower back, abdomen, and pelvis. The best fitness training program is not complete without routines that focus on enhancing the core strength of your body.

Core training exercises help you use your upper and lower muscles more efficiently so that your body can provide stronger and more stable brace for your spine. Any routine that uses your body trunk without support, such as abdominal crunches, can be considered as a core fitness training exercise.

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4. Balance Training

It is recommended that older adults include in their fitness training program routines that focus on improving the balance of the body. These routines are essential as balance get affected with age, leading to fractures and falls.

To improve your balance and overall stability, stand on one leg for a certain period time. Gradually increase your time as you repeat the routine. Using a stability ball or Indo Board as well as activities like Qigong or tai chi can help improve your balance, too.

5. Stretching

Flexibility routines and stretching are essential part of all fitness training programs.  Stretching helps improve the range of motion of your joints, thus allowing you to easily perform any activity that requires greater flexibility. Regular and routine body stretching also promotes better body posture and helps relieve stress.

Before you proceed with your stretching routine, warm up first for about 5 to 10 minutes. You can also do stretching when cooling down after a vigorous exercise. Basically, it is recommended that you stretch before and after you exercise.  You can also get involve with activities that promote flexibility such as dancing and yoga.

Whether you signed up for an online fitness training program or is planning to design your own fitness program, the above mentioned exercises should be a part of your regime.

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