Creating Balance in Your
you go about creating a workout program for yourself, one thing that
you need to make sure that you factor into the equation is
balance. While you may be highly motivated and want to reach your
goals in record time, if you don’t maintain good balance with your
workouts, you’re on a downward spiral to overtraining.
senior, you won’t have the recovery rates that you used to have when
you were young, so sustaining proper balance will be even more
important than before.
Let’s have a look at the main things that you can do to create balance in your workout program.
Schedule Both Strength And Cardio Activities
things first, it’s important that you get both strength training and
cardiovascular training sessions included in your workout
program. Both of these types of exercises are going to be
imperative to sustaining good health over the long run and keeping you
at your ideal body weight.
There needs to be balance between
each type of workout, so aim for 2-3 days of weight training using a
full body workout and then another 2-3 days of cardiovascular exercise.
This also shakes up the workout routine and keeps you interested.
Plan A Day For Complete Rest
must-have in your workout program to achieve good balance is one day
for complete rest. Your main mission on this day is to rest and
relax. If you want to do some light stretching or maybe go for a short
walk around the block after dinner, that’s fine but you must take care
to do not much else.
While you may feel ‘lazy’ on this day,
remember that being that way is going to help you work harder on the
days that you do exercise.
Schedule A Day For Active Rest And Fun
also make room for fun. It’s easy to get so caught up in our
scheduled workout programs that we neglect to do activities that we
Plan for one activity that has no focus on results, but simply gets you up and moving – and having fun.
it’s playing golf, going for a bike ride with your grandkids, or doing
some yoga, get it in once per week. It’ll recharge your mind and
Monitor Yourself Carefully
the last step to remember to create balance in your workout program is
to make sure that you monitor yourself closely. Pay attention to
how well you’re recovering and how you feel on a session to session
If you ever feel like you’re always dragging and
just struggling to make it through each workout, that’s a sign you
aren’t taking enough rest. Add an extra day for recovery and that
should remedy the situation instantly.
So there you have the most important points to remember. Keep these in mind as you design your weekly exercise plan.
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