Hi Everyone and welcome to a new (shorter) week!
As we are getting towards some warmer weather – and a few more people are finding their way out of winter hibernation and into the gym – I am being asked one question more than any other:
‘How many times should I come to the gym every week?’
Unfortunately this is one question I really can’t answer – except with another question:
‘What are you hoping to achieve?’.
The time honored theory with exercise has been that if you do something once each week, you are in ‘maintenance’ mode. Meaning if you are training once per week you (probably) wont go backwards, but it is unlikely that you will go forwards either. If you do something twice a week, you are still in maintenance mode but can look forward to making some progress – with the sessions at Round 1 Fitness this will most likely be reflected by your shoulders and triceps showing a little more definition, as well as improved sleep patterns and energy levels. Three times per week? Now you are beginning to get somewhere – you are really in the ‘progress’ zone and if you are hoping to lose a bit of weight, add some definitions to your abs and all those sorts of things, then – depending on how much effort you put in during the classes – this is really where you need to be.
And this is really where the answer to the original question can be found. The first part is to make sure whenever you are in the gym that you have a real go at things – go as hard as you can for as long as you can and really lay things on the line. If you set your body a challenge you will be amazed at how well it responds. The second part is to make sure that you just get there. We all have to battle with the little voice that tells us we don’t have time, or are feeling tired, or there is no point leaving home now because we might be 2-minutes late, or we have an early meeting tomorrow and therefore need to get some extra rest tonight (but watching TV is apparently
OK?), or it is too hot, or you cant find your socks, or…the arguments are endless. Just ignore the voice and get there. You will be amazed at how much better you feel once you just get started – and how much energy you will get from watching the other people in the class just getting stuck into it!
And if you take this approach, you wont need to ask how many times you need to come to the gym to get results – you will be seeing the results every time you look in the mirror which will encourage you to get back to the gym!
Two other things before I sign-off.
That’s it from me for now – see you in the gym!
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