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What are good workouts, and how do you design them?
The internet is littered with workout tips, weight loss instructions, training philosophies and exercise ideas. How can you filter that information flood and create healthy workouts?
Basically, there is no general answer to this question, because every human body is built differently, has different requirements and needs different training focuses. A workout that’s good for your friend can be counterproductive or harmful to you.Therefore, it is important that you study the basics of training and understand what an optimal exercise program is based on.
What you have been witnessing for decades in the competitive fitness market is the search for the miracle pill, which in the form of a magical exercise or a magic device instantly gets you desired results. If you hope so, you have to work on your training attitude. There is no best tool or workout. Many paths can lead to your training goal, but they all have in common that the path to the training goal requires effort and commitment.
Intense and focused training is worthwhile. You learn a lot from it for yourself. Good workouts don`t depend on certain type of equipment or workout. You need to find a form of training that will be fun and inspiring for you to be willing to work focused to reach your training goals.
Some of the key points for a good workout can be found in the following section:
Do not risk your health with anything you do. Your health always comes first! If you are not sure what is good or bad for you, get a professional coach. Coaches will, if necessary, follow your doctor’s instructions to ensure that your training will be professionally designed and healthy.
Your training goal
Establish a goal for you so you can decide which path to take. If you want to develop a strong body, e.g. Crossfit or martial arts could be choice for you. If you are more concerned with inner balance, yoga would be a good option. If you want to participate in a running competition, especially endurance and balancing training will dominate your program. All training content needs to be tailored to your specific training goal.
Plan your training in a way that it does not exceed your time frame. You need to organize your your time for this well, taking other activities and your social surroundings into account. Ambitious goals are time consuming and demanding. If you take on too much at one time, you will find yourself overloaded and unable to keep your commitment.
If you are not a professional athlete, you are most likely engaged in some other strenuous job. Work, as well as training, demands a lot of energy. Do not expect to perform at your best after a long and intense working day. Mind and body need a proper recovery time after training. It might get hard to get up at eight o’clock in the morning after having worked out hard in the evening before. Calculate and manage your energy in a clever way to fit your training into your everyday life and ensure that you enjoy it in the long run.