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FAQ 2017-07-26T00:52:08+00:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Nobody ever starts their fitness life with money on the table, but the advantage of having no true training experience is that you will improve very quickly through neurological adaptations then move on to structural (muscular) improvements.

It really depends on the injury and how long past the initial time of injury. A good coach should work with a physician’s recommendations and either work around the injury or establish an assistance routine that well help synergist muscles reinforce that movement pattern. If exercise is not advised then realistically it should be avoided until an appropriate amount of healing has occurred.

Bluntly, Yes. Soreness is not something that we should avoid. When we train we are breaking down muscles, creating these micro-tears that our body recognizes as a stressor and rebuilds to adapt to that stress. When the soreness presents and how long it lasts are dependent on training age (how much training experience you have), and the intensity of the training. The soreness may start the next day or up to 48 hours after that training session, this is a phenomenon known as Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness (DOMS), DOMS can last up to a week, in rare instances a little longer. Performing light cardio or resistance training with the muscle group that is sore and/or applying heat can help dissipate the soreness quicker.

The only clients that should ever workout 7 days a week are those who have been diagnosed with Diabetes as part of a program designed to control blood sugar levels. That being said the normal client should start by training twice a week, as they strengthen and get used to the soreness they can add a day or two to their training week for about an hour per session. Strength increases will happen very rapidly depending on effort as the nervous system learns and masters the movement patterns. Physically it is recommended to either take a picture or anatomical measurements to assess improvements on a monthly basis. Clients see themselves everyday so seeing improvement is hard because gradual change is hard to recognize having a baseline (starting point) to look at is more valuable.

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