4 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Fitness Program
With all the fitness programs on the market today, you would think it would be easy to choose one. However, there are many factors involved in picking the one that works best for you. Think about it. How many times have you started a fitness program, followed it for only a few short weeks, and then given up on? Probably more often than you would like to admit. Right?
The truth is that we start these programs expecting great results, but when we don't get those results, we figure 'Why bother?' The good news is that the problem does not lie with us but with the fact that the programs we pick are not compatible with our lifestyles. So, before you start another fitness program, ask yourself the following questions, after watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ISicgHwroI
1.Does it fit into my schedule?
People today are busier than ever. Many work 60+ hours each week, then come home to their families who crave love,attention, and time. While it is important to work in time for fitness, is it realistic for these people to choose a fitness plan that requires 45 minutes to an hour of their time each day? Of course not. When deciding on the right plan, determine how much time you can devote to it each day. If you can only spare ten minutes, then find a plan that will work with that time limit. (Luckily, there are several out there.)
2.Do I have access to the necessary equipment?
Some plans require you to use dumbbells, barbells, or other gym equipment. If you do not have this equipment or do not have access to it (like through a gym membership), you may want to focus in on programs that are designed with only body-weight exercises.
3.Is it compatible with my fitness level?
If you haven't been working out on a regular basis, then don't choose a plan for advanced muscle building. You won't follow through. If you are a beginner, find a workout that is designed with you in mind. Not only will you get the most from each workout, but you will also save yourself from numerous injuries as a result of muscle strain.
4.Do I have special needs to take into consideration?
Many people suffer from illness or injury. Before starting any exercise program, you should speak to your physician. He/she will advise you on what exercises would be best for you and which ones you should avoid.