How to choose the correct physical exercise for you
New year, new goals. And if among your goals is greater care for your health, regular physical activity should be among the priorities. But how to choose a physical exercise that is right for you?
How to choose a physical exercise?
The first step in determining optimal physical activity is to define what your goals are. This definition is critical because only in this way can professionals target the training or the choice of activity. For the selection of practice and exercises, there are three primary goals:
A) Aesthetics (weight loss or gain of muscle mass);
B) Performance (improvement in physical conditioning for a particular sport or modality, such as street racing, for example);
C) The quality of life, well-being, and health (as a medical indication, for example).
One of the main things is to consider which activity gives the practitioner more pleasure. It is understood that only when the individual performs the physical activity it is possible to maintain the constancy in practice and this is the determining factor for the reach of the results or the failure. When there is no such thing, it ‘s hard to keep up with assiduity.
Another point that should be considered is the person’s biological clock. That is because there are people who “work” better in the morning, while others only have energy at night and these times can affect their income. Because this is something individual and particular to each one, the coach recommends that you try out and analyze at what time of the day you have more disposition and therefore yield better in the exercises.
Importance of previous medical exams
As we always warn, when it comes to the practice of physical activities, it is crucial to perform the previous medical exams. It is essential that the reviews are up-to-date and the activity is only started after the medical release. The results may still reveal whether you need aerobic, anaerobic, or a combination of types.
Aerobic x Anaerobic Exercises
Check out the differences between the two types of activities:
Aerobic exercises are the most recommended for those who seek to lose weight since they promote a higher caloric expenditure during the practice.
The main and most beneficial aerobic exercises are:
In the gym, a good option is Jump, Body Pump and Step classes, which are exercises of medium to high intensity and help in the caloric loss.
Anaerobic exercises are those that consist of exercises performed for a shorter time than aerobics, but with high intensity. And unlike aerobics, these do not depend on the use of oxygen and are directed only to some muscles. Usually, anaerobic exercises provide an increase in muscle mass, strength, and stiffness.
Some anaerobic activities:
Set your goals, take the exams and start 2017 practicing a physical activity!