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Getting and staying in shape during hard times isn’t easy. However, there are a lot of tactics and tips that help a person achieve the results they are looking for that aren’t widely known. The advice of an expert is the best way to be sure you are working in the most effective way.
And beyond results, there’s also the avoidance of injury to think about. The truth is, there are plenty of ways to over-exert yourself or simply injure yourself by using a machine incorrectly. Proper form is essential. So is performing an adequate amount of reps to see the results you need without straining your muscles.
So how do you walk this fine line when you work with a virtual personal trainer? How can you be sure you are getting all the proper exercises in a safe and efficient way?
Virtual Personal Training
A virtual personal trainer has studied all of these factors that are most likely unknown to the layperson. But how can you be sure a virtual personal trainer can help you accomplish your goals? We’ve put together a quick guide to help you find a one that is perfect for you. Our trainers will work with you via Zoom or FaceTime throughout the entire session. With the trainer being able to see you, they will have the ability to coach you on your form to ensure your safety during the workout.
Lay Out Your Goals
There are many different reasons for a person to seek personal training. Perhaps you’re looking to lose some weight. Maybe you’re preparing for a physical task in the future. Or perhaps you want to rehabilitate an injury. All of these goals will illicit different exercises and focuses from your personal trainer.
Be sure your personal trainer is equipped to address your particular goals. You don’t want to be two months into your regimen and realize you aren’t seeing any results. A clear communication up front of your exact goals will drastically increase your chances at success.
Explain Any Injuries
There are going to be limitations as to what exercises you can do. Your body is not the same as everybody else’s. Your exercise plan will need to be tailored to your particular strengths, weaknesses, and areas of vulnerability. You need to be sure your potential personal trainer is equipped to work around your injuries.
This also relates to any special conditions such as asthma that could hinder your exercises. These issues can be worked around but only if the personal trainer is aware of them with enough time to prepare various exercises with the condition in mind.
Make Nutrition a Priority
Your success with improving your health — whether it’s losing weight, conditioning, or healing an injury — depends on what you do outside of the gym. Protein levels are especially important when it comes to seeing results from your workouts.
Speak with your personal virtual trainer to see if they are able to recommend meal plans and dietary advice. This information is important and can be the difference between slight results and successfully reaching your goals.
Prepare for Your Session
And once you’ve discussed all this important information with your personal trainer and decided to move forward, it’s time to prepare for your first session. This introductory session will most likely be moderate. You’ll be introduced to various exercises and get used to working with another person throughout your workouts.
Get a good night of sleep the night before. Eat simple carbs for energy before meeting with your personal trainer, such as strawberries or a banana. Take the time to get comfortable with your personal trainer. You’ll enjoy your sessions and see better results when you work with a personal trainer that fits your personality and understands your goals.