before you get started!
Gym Training : Commonly Held Beliefs
Gym training with weights will make you bulky (aka women should not lift weights, only men should).
Most of a gym workout should be cardio exercise.
When using weights it’s best to use the machines or use the dumbbells and do light weights for many reps.
It’s dangerous to lift weights.
The Actual Truth
Gym training with weights is one of the fastest ways to get lean and look good in a towel. It brings a desirable physique to both women and men. I coach and programme many women and men to get them a an athletic look, as well as advising on nutritional steps along the way. For ladies with onward concerns about weight training and appearance, I am very happy to answer questions on the phone or in person in a free consultation.
To make real progress, most of your training should be carefully planned resistance exercises. Cardiovascular training is useful at different times of a person’s progress and depending on their circumstances. I know exactly when to include it and how much, so that all your time in the gym is always as productive as it can be.
Our main focus will be on using the right amount of weight per exercise per session with the correct form. In most cases I coach people with barbells, but I do also include dumbbells where needed. In my experience they provide the very best results for my clients, and I discuss why they work so well in my article Why Free Weights are the Secret to Success.
Correctly performed weight training comes up again and again in studies as one of the safest forms of exercise you can be doing. My job as your coach will be to introduce exercises to you and guide you to performing them correctly and with confidence. I know how to modify exercises and coach them effectively. This is one of my main areas of expertise and I have even authored a book in this subject.
Learn More: On this site you can read more about the why's and how's that make strength training with barbells one of the best investments in how you spend your time exercising in the gym.
I coach in person sessions at a private gym conveniently close to Guildford & Woking.
I offer a free consultation to anyone interested in training with me or taking out a membership.