Build Your Own Workout for Beginners
Having your own personal trainer is nice, but you may not always have access to that resource. Ramon Sodano, CSCS and UREC's coordinator of fitness education, walks you through how to build your own safe and effective workout program in the webinar above.
- reps vs sets
- rest vs active rest
- super set, compound set, strength pair, tri set, circuit
- pulling/pushing directions
- hip vs knee dominant
- rotary stability
Types of Resistance Training Exercises
- core vs assistance
General Training Principals
- strength and power
Key Concepts to Building a Program
- exercise order: warm up -> power -> strength -> hypertrophy/endurance ->metabolic conditioning
- your time commitment
- your goals
Other Helpful Links
- This method is more accurate than 220-age because it factors in your resting heart rate and heart rate reserve. Knowing your heart rate zones for different intensities of aerobic or anaerobic activity is one way to make sure you're getting the workout you planned.
- If you don't have a convenient way to measure your heart rate during a workout you can also use the talk test. How many words you can say corresponds to the intensity you're exercising at.
- The RPE scale is another way to approximate heart rate and is based off of how you feel during the activity.
More Information About Warm Ups
with Ramon Sodano
learn how to increase your mobility with:
- foam rolling
- walk out sequence
- lunge matrix
- band work
Train Smart: 7 Principles of Movement
with Ramon Sodano and Natalie Reetz, CPT
Get a visual representation of how to move safely in all planes (vertical/horizontal pushing/pulling and rotary).