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Trying to understand the different training methodologies can be confusing when you first incorporate exercise into your lifestyle. At Grit N Grind Fitness, we believe in developing customized training programs that are centered around seven basic movements. These movements include squatting, hinging, pushing, pulling, lunging, rotation, and gait. Movement-based training for the general population is by far the most beneficial for long-term success and a better quality of life. Since these movements target a number of muscles at the same time, our bodies develop more efficiently thus helping to connect the whole human movement system for better mobility, flexibility, and strength.

Total Body Training

Training particular muscle groups at each session has been a staple in the training world for years. Although there are great benefits and uses for targeting specific muscles, a total body focus results in more real world application and long-term advantages. Total body training paired with frequency facilitates the development of the muscular system while decreasing body fat, increasing range of motion, and preventing injury. The primary focus of total body training is to incorporate compound movements into the plan so that a number of muscles are worked at one time. Isolation movements such as bicep curls or tricep extensions are used simply as assistance exercises to promote the collaboration of total body workouts and movement-based training.

FAQ

How many days per week do I need to work out?

Based on our method of training, it is suggested to commit to resistance training 2-4 times per week. This frequency will produce the best results no matter the client’s goal. However, anything is better than nothing and we work with clients of all different fitness levels.

Should I eat before I workout?

Fueling the body prior to workout is very important. We suggest that you eat something light, such as almonds, a small cup of Greek yogurt with fruit, or a banana. Eating too much before a workout can hinder you performance and cause nausea.

How frequently should I see a trainer?

We recommend that you see a trainer at least twice per week, but we understand that life is busy and schedules do not always align. Having a trainer guide you and teach proper form would help you to establish a good foundation no matter how many times you see them.

 

How quickly will I see the results of my training?

Every fitness journey is different, and it truly depends on the trainees lifestyle. Stress, sleep, nutrition, and a number of other things can affect your progress. Generally, most changes within the first 1-3 months are internal. The next 3-6 months are typically where you see changes in inches, and past that time frame is when you can are considerably fit. This is not a rule set in stone, but it is a good guideline.

 

Which should I do first; cardio or weights?

Prioritizing weights and resistance training is the foundation to all fitness goals. Whether you are looking to pack on muscle or lose body fat, you must send the muscle building signal to your body so that it utilizes your stored body fat. Unlike cardio, weight training has an “afterburn” effect in which you will continue to burn fat after your work and for the next 24-48 hours.

What's the best diet for weight loss?

Generally, most people benefit from a regular diet of whole foods. This eliminates the processed and refined foods that are typical in the Western diet. However, if you can find a diet that is well-balanced and easy to maintain, then more than likely you will see the results.

Did we answer your questions? If not, please reach out  so we can address all of your inquiries.

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