Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Exercise Routine: What should be Included?

English: Pulldown exercise, which strengthens ...
English: Pulldown exercise, which strengthens the arms and back Français : Formation de résistance par un vieillard, Hollywood Русский: Пневматически регулируемая тяга на тренажёре для пожилых, Голливуд (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Your exercise routine or plan should ideally include the following:
  • A dynamic warm-up before every training session 
  • Flexibility training 
  • Core training
  • Strength training  
  • Cardiovascular training--either sprint or distance work 
  • Agility and quickness training  
  • Soft tissue treatment exercises (foam rollers, tennis balls, and other tools used to break up scar tissue and help muscles heal) 
  • A cool down after every training session  

How much of the strength, cardiovascular, or agility training depends on your fitness goals. Always talk with your healthcare provider before starting any new fitness routine. Set a deadline to meet your goals. Setting a deadline helps you focus and have a sense of urgency. Reward yourself if you achieve your goal. Once you have met one set of goals, create a new and different personal fitness plan.
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