Fitness looks different to everyone. Whether you enjoy grinding through an ALTR session several times a week, prefer to hit the mat for some much-needed chill out time or opt for muscle-building outdoor workouts, our healthy routines are all different. Whichever your preference, each is loaded with mental and physical benefits; but, when you’re in need of a little structure, how do you go about rebuilding a well-balanced exercise routine?
First Things First
The main thing, initially at least, is to find exercises you enjoy. Start with smaller, manageable commitments. You don’t need to kill yourself training every minute of every day. Out of the 168 hours we have in a week, you can dramatically change your body with just three of them.
How to Balance Your Training
Strength and endurance? Cardio and mobility? Stretching? Whichever your choice, it can be daunting to rebuild a plan that works for you. Build your week around the hardest training session(s) and take the most rest before repeating it again. 99% of the time, these will be strength days, but for people newly returning, it can just as easily be cardio against heavy endurance days. As a rule, simply alternate higher intensity with lower intensity days.
Have a Breather
Everyone loves a rest day, so make sure you’re not missing yours. But allocating enough time for rest can be a tricky game. If your muscles are sore then rest for one to three days. If not, then rest instinctively. Keep in mind that muscle growth happens, predominantly, during deep sleep, relaxation and eating. So less is often more in this sense. Stimulation, not annihilation.
Ask for Help
Still unsure where to start? Our ALTR sessions are an ideal starting point for moving well, performing better and improving your health, no matter your goal.