A great, healthy body is a dream of all the fitness fanatics out there. Everyone are ready to hit the gym and lift the weights. But simply lifting the weight or doing particular set of exercise would not suffice the requirement. That is when a trainer comes in to play. The trainer makes it a point to deliver the best of your requirement even more than you, yourself. He/she would defiantly make it sure that you give your best. After all a great body is the product of a systematic training with a good diet plan combined with a good Personal Trainer Toronto.
Getting into shape: Trainer’s way
Strength training is “the use of resistance to muscular contraction to build the strength, anaerobic endurance and size of skeletal muscles. A few exercises of strength training by which we can access fitness levels are:
Push -ups and pull -ups: push-ups is an overall fitness indicator and shows upper body strength and endurance. It involves shoulders, abdominals, chest, triceps and some legs. The aim should be how many push-ups one can manage in a row .when starting up one can do with a modified push-ups i.e. on knees. A fit person can go with the classic form. At start women must aim for 12 and men 20 which also varies with age. For a well-trained person above 40 is excellent and anything below 20 is considered as poor.
Pull-ups focus on abdominal strength and works on the biceps and upper back. Anything below 10 is poor and 20 and above is excellent. Your Personal Trainer Toronto will help you to reach this level.
Touch the Rim: We might have done this many times in our childhood, but still can be used to test the power exertion possessed by the body and the muscle fibers. Good vertical jump is a sign of lower body speed and strength. It shows how fast a body can move in a given condition. It can have variations and can be done simply by observing how high one can freelyjump or comparing a normal free jump with a restricted jump. For e.g. chalk your fingers and stand flat footed against a wall and try to place the hand as high as possible on the wall. Then without moving dip the knees and take a jump. The distance between the two jumps is your vertical jump. Anything below 20 inch is not up to the mark. If it is more than 26 inch jump than it is supreme.
Burpee: The burpee, or squat thrust, is a full body exercise used in strength training and as aerobic exercise. The basic movement is performed in four steps and known as a “four-count burpee”:
- Begin in a standing position.
- Drop into a squat position with your hands on the ground. (count 1)
- Kick your feet back into a plank position, while keeping your arms extended. (count 2)
- Immediately return your feet to the squat position. (count3)
- Stand up from the squat position (count 4)