Planning a fitness program may be one of the best things you can do for your health.
If you are aware of your health condition, the goals you want to reach and the exercises that fit well into your life, you should have no problem planning a fitness program that makes you achieve your goal.
If you are planning for fitness program, physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your coordination and balance, improve your sleep habits and self esteem, and help you lose weight.
Many people are afraid to plan the fitness program on their own without a trainer. But often the trainers plan the routines in such a way that you just hate and may feel inconvenient. Therefore you can plan your own fitness program in a right way which suits for you.
Assess your fitness level:
Before planning for a fitness program, assess your fitness level. To assess your fitness level, you record the pulse rate before and after a one mile walk, how long it takes to walk one mile, your waist circumference, your body mass index and how many push-ups you can do at a time.
Plan your fitness program:
Before planning your fitness program, consider your goals. If you are planning to lose weight, your routine will be different from someone who is planning for a 5K race. Different goals have different fitness programs.
If you are just beginning an exercise, start slowly and cautiously. If you have an injury or medical condition, consult your doctor or physical therapist for help designing a fitness program that gradually improves your range of motion, strength and endurance
Give yourself plenty of time to warm up and cool down with easy walking and stretching. There is no need to do the exercise at a stretch. You can do ten minutes of exercise three times a day.
Plan the exercise schedule as with other appointments. You can do exercise on a treadmill or a stationary bike while watching television or when listening to music.
If you are planning for a 5K race but you are overweight, then directly you cannot plan for the 5K race. You have to reduce the excess weight first and then only you have to plan for the 5K run.
If you have multiple goals to accomplish, it is important to consider whether multiple goals can be achieved with the same workout plan. If some goals are similar, such as increasing your aerobic capacity and training for 5K run, they can be accomplished with one program.
If you are planning to lose weight, you have to plan a fitness program with four days of incorporate strength training, cardiovascular activity, and healthy diet with low calories.
Weight loss is a difficult task than training for an athletic event. You should have patience as you cannot see the change immediately.
You have to put more effort for faster results. Select aerobic exercises so that you can enjoy working out more pleasant. Choose the activities which you will enjoy. If you select the exercises which you enjoy, you are more likely to keep doing them.
Some people don’t prefer gym as they want to exercise alone. Some people prefer the social contact during exercise. You think and choose which one suits for you.
If you want to go for strength training, plan to spend in the gym or purchase your own weights for use at home.
If you are planning a fitness program for an event, then calculate how much time is left for the event. According to the time left, you can plan the fitness program. If you are planning for a 5K race, you have to run regularly and participate in 5K run competitions regularly to achieve the goal.
If you want to increase your aerobic capacity or tone up an area of your body, do it slowly to allow yourself enough time to adjust and recover from your workouts
For the aerobic activities, you plan to spend 45 minutes four to five days a week.
By planning the fitness program, you can achieve your goals in half the time. Your body will be stronger and healthy by planning proper fitness program.
Plan the equipment:
Before starting any exercise, plan with athletic shoes. Be sure to pick up comfortable shoes for your foot type.
If you are planning to invest in exercise equipment, choose that is enjoyable and easy to use. You can try different types of equipment at the fitness center before investing in your own equipment. You can also buy used equipment to suit your budget.
Monitor your progress:
After five to six weeks of your program, you assess your fitness. By assessing the fitness, you may notice to increase the amount of time you exercise in order to improve much. You may be surprised that you are exercising the right amount of time to meet your goals.
If you are losing motivation, set new goals or exercise with a friend to reach your goals.
Starting an exercise program is an important decision. By planning properly, you can follow the fitness program and establish a healthy habit that lasts for your lifetime.