The Anatomy of a PERFECT Workout
What does the perfect workout look like to you? Does it make your joints invincible? Does it enhance your athletic performance? What about your quality of life? These are all things you can expect to gain if your workout contains the essential components we are about to share.
Does your schedule look like this?
Some arm exercises, maybe some legs, and to finish it all off, a few sets of various crunches. Mobility? Forget about it!
If so, it’s time for an upgrade!
See why most people approach their training completely backward, and then take it a step further and learn the secrets that run behind the scenes of a GymnasticBodies workout.
Here is where we give you the breakdown of what your workout should look like.
The Most Important Part of the Day
Caution! A properly performed warm-up will lead to the following:
- Increased range of motion in your joints
- Improved athletic performance
- Reduced risk of sports injuries
Simplicity is key here, no need to get fancy. Start out by getting your heart pumping and your muscles warmed up. Jogging, jump roping, and jumping jacks are all great ways to get the job done.
Next, you stretch! Not a deep, relaxing stretch. More like a light, energizing stretch. This limber should leave you feeling supple like a sharp-toothed, ferocious leopard, ready to pounce on its prey. Now the only difference is… humans are not leopards. Not by a long shot!
And because you are not this agile yet powerful creature (yet), you will need to warm-up before you workout. No exceptions!
Your workout is only as good as your warm-up. So, learn to kick start your GB training the right way.
“Pre”paration is the Key to a Successful Workout
Now it’s time to get down to business. This is when things get serious. It’s time to ramp up your nervous system and get those muscles firing on all cylinders.
This is what Coach Sommer coins as “pre-strength”, or physical preparation.
Think of it as a progressive increase in your training intensity to “pre”pare your body for the increasing demands of your workout.
Tailored to Your Needs
Now that your body is fired up, your muscles are limber, and your nervous system is wired to perform, what’s next?
Well, that depends on you! It depends on your fitness level and, more importantly, your experience in Gymnastic Strength TrainingTM. But one thing is for sure, you will leave no stones unturned in your training. That is, not if we have anything to do with it.
Your workout should aim to fit your individual needs. For example, if you are strong, but lack sufficient mobility, then a nice hearty dose of flexibility training is in order for you.
On the other hand, if you are flexible, but lack the strength to support it then you will indefinitely benefit from strengthening your muscles and connective tissue to protect your joints. Whatever your goal, you can be sure to find all the tools necessary for achieving the highest level of success.
Start Strong and Finish Stronger
Starting strong is the easy part. But finishing strong? That’s where it gets tough, unless you know how to do it the right way.
With your heart rate elevated, you will need to slowly return it to resting levels so that you can ensure proper recovery. While you are at it, why not also take advantage of the opportunity to increase your flexibility.
By stretching immediately after your workout you will help return your muscles to a relaxed state and promote fresh blood flow to circulate and flush the metabolic waste out of your body, resulting in improved strength, increased flexibility, and enhanced recovery. This ensures you’re ready to do it all over again tomorrow, which is super important since consistency is the secret to success!
The GB Online Courses provide you with the blueprint you need to create your perfect GymnasticBodies workout.