Have you been training a lot recently, feel constantly sore but never seem to make the progress you want? When was the last time you planned your training week to suit your goals?
Now if you currently don't or have never followed a training program/planned out your training, thats totally okay. It's pretty common for a lot of people to just turn up at the gym and do whatever seems good or whatever machines are not being used. However just because its common, doesn't mean it is the best option!.
Its important to us that we work with our clients to educate and empower them to be able to map out their training week and have enough exercises so that they are comfortable to change things up if the equipment they need at their gym is taken. Why is this so important to us? Because a well planned training week will allow you to get 100 times more out of your training than a un planned week.
A well planned training week results in:
- Increased Progress.
- Decreased Soreness.
- Increased Satisfaction.
- Better Adherence.
- Well Rounded Fitness and Better Health.
You might be wondering what a nice, simply planned out training week looks like? We recommend a few different set-ups depending on how many days a week you exercise, to make sure your cover all areas and get the maximum effect from your training.
Take a look at our example training weeks to get an idea for how you can structure your training!
3 DAYS PER WEEK
For this type of program we recommend training on alternating days (for example Monday, Wednesday, Friday) to allow time to recover between workouts and have enough energy to push yourself when the next session comes!
4 DAYS PER WEEK
For this type of program, we recommend a rest day between days 2 and 3 and also between days 3 and 4 if your schedule allows! We also recommend taking day 3 outdoors and enjoying some sunshine and fresh air, it does wonders for the mental health!.
5 DAYS PER WEEK
For our 5 day routine, we recommend training Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday with a rest day Thursday! However we do understand that wont fit with everyones schedule, so if you're feeling sore from yesterdays training, simply lower the weight a little bit or if you need, take a rest day! It's important to listen to what your body needs.
We understand it can be tricky to find the routine that fits for you, so don't hesitate to try different things until you find a good training flow that is manageable to stick with long term!
Should you want to dive deeper into your training and finding a good routine, you can always book a gratis consultation with one of our amazing coaches!