17 Apr How to Be the Best PT in Limited Time Slots
Fitness is a lifestyle choice and many of our customers and clients make the effort to fit exercise into a packed schedule. Fitting the gym around work, family and everything else in day to day life can be difficult, but those who manage to achieve this will enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
The big question is, how can your customers get the best out of your CrossFit rig and dumbbells in a short space of time? Many people squeeze in early morning sessions before going to work or take a quick trip to the gym during their lunch break. But with time limited and high goals to hit, here are some tips on how to get the best out of the time you have with your clients.
Training smart means working as many muscles grouped together as possible in one go. This involves using compound exercises; ensure the moves are incorporating more than one joint to perform, therefore working multiple muscle groups.
A perfect example would be a deadlift as the move requires work from the knee joints as well as the hips. Muscles worked include hamstrings, glutes, lower back and lats. If you have the right kind of CrossFit rig in your gym, you can even teach clients to perform a deadlift into shoulder press to work even more muscles.
High-Intensity Interval Training involves short bursts of intense training. Sleds on gym sprint tracks are great as your clients will use a high amount of power and energy to get the sled from one side of the track to the other, quick rest, and then a short burst of energy to get back again.
You may not realise it, but whenever you are training clients to use dumbbells, bars or rigs for CrossFit sports, you are automatically training in HIIT mode. Each move performed is a quick burst of energy and then a quick rest before being performed again.
Supersets are great for short training sessions. You can use a CrossFit or Functional training rig to set up two different stations to perform two different moves. Your clients can then superset between the two stations, working different body parts at each station.
While the first muscle group is being used, the second muscle group is being rested and vice versa, so there is minimal rest time between sets. A great example is a squat at station 1 working the lower body and a chest press at station 2 working the upper body.
Having the best equipment means that you can ensure the best possible workout for your clients in minimal time. If you’re not properly equipped, visit our shop now and see your sessions improve and client’s results soar.