There are 3 types of exercise training that you can do at varying intensity levels to help you achieve your health and body transformation goals. Today's blog focusses on the 3 types of exercise and the best workout for you, so you can direct your training towards being sustainable long term and deliver the best returns on weight loss, muscle building and increased energy and fitness levels.
Our Psychotherapist, Weight Loss Coach and Personal Trainer Jeff Laurence shares his perspective on how to train, based on the success he has had in his own health journey and the learnings he has had over the years helping others become fit and healthy as well.
- 3 benefits of working out for the body
- The 3 types of exercise that you can do at varying intensity levels.
- The best workout that you can do to reach your fitness and health goals.
This video will help you to understand how important it is to exercise with variety and consistency to in order to achieve your body transformation goals. It will also empower you to build a healthy relationship with movement that will benefit you both physically and mentally, helping you to find the energy, health and physique you are looking for.
Let's get into it...
So broadly there's three key aspects to think about when working on your body.
We're 1. building muscle, 2. gaining fitness and 3. losing fat.
So when you're building muscle you're actually breaking down the tissue getting micro-tears in the tissue and getting the body to heal that tissue afterwards is actually where you get gains. To build fitness you're getting the heart and lungs pumping and to burn fat it's just about using energy. Depending on how you train and what you do will determine how much muscle is rebuilt and how much fitness is gained and fat is lost.
So obviously 1. pure strength and bodybuilding workouts are going to be the ones where you build the most muscle and 2. pure cardio workouts are going to be the ones where you're going to build the most fitness and then you can do 3. functional workouts where you're kind of doing both and this is a good way to sort of upgrade your overall fitness on all of them. Your muscular fitness, your cardio fitness and your fat levels.
So the two different ways you would do it is either easy or intense.
The more you put into it the more you get out of it. That being true though people can kind of dismiss the value of just doing easy steady state stuff. Everything has its value.
For anyone to say 'oh this is the best and this is the way you should do it and everything else sucks' is just being ignorant.
The reality is everything has its place, everything has its value depending on you know where you're at with your training but also it all has different training effects as well. I don't think anything should be discounted, I think it's good to be fit and able to do everything. There's no good reason not to and again your body sometimes needs an easier pace and sometimes if you've been going hard it needs to be do some active recovery. It's always appropriate at some point, everything.
So this doesn't mean to not try and get results from workout to workout. You should try and get as much as you can out of every workout. But just not to have this this pressure and this need to get results for every single session that it needs to be the best one ever. This kind of thing is setting up a condition for you to run away from.
The best workout is... the one that you actually do. And then that begins to create some momentum and then you can carry that momentum through and then start to build even more on top of that.
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Hi, my name is Jeff Laurence and I am a Therapist, Coach & Trainer who specialises in Weight Loss.