Select Fitness has answers to the most frequently asked questions about fitness training.
At Select Fitness we understand that clients have many fitness training questions before they get started with their workout plan and we do our best to answer all your questions or address any concerns you may have. Check out our top FAQ below. If you have a question that we haven't covered you can submit your question using the form below or ask us when you call for your free consultation.
How should I split up my workout routine on a weekly basis if I workout 3 days per week?
Aerobic exercise can be performed on a daily basis. Weight training on the other hand is a different story. Because you specifically target various muscle groups when lifting weights you need to give them a certain rest period between sessions.
Research has shown that 48 hours of rest between training a muscle group will bring about the best overall gains. Also, training each muscle group of the body twice per week is all that’s needed to influence strength gains.
However, it can be difficult once you get in decent shape to train your whole body in one workout session. This is where the 3 day split system is most beneficial. Remember, aerobic exercise can be done on a daily basis!
Can I really speed up my metabolism?
Exercising and more specifically doing strength training exercises will increase your lean body mass (muscle tissue). Since muscle is living tissue, the more you have the more metabolically active you will be.
Research has shown that after the age of 30, we lose about 10% of our muscle mass per decade. So even though we don't eat any more than we used to we tend to gain those few pounds every year. Exercising and lifting weights will help to maintain or even develop lean muscle mass so your metabolism doesn't slow down as you get older.
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