Training for your goal vs Working out
There’s a big difference between working out and training. To work out is to exercise without any long-term progression plan in place . You do more or less the same thing every time you work up a sweat, because your main objective is to lose weight and build muscle based on your current fitness level.
To train, on the other hand, is to exercise in a way that lifts you step by step towards a performance, progression and transformation goal. Training is carefully formatted and sequenced to move you from point A — your current fitness level — to point B: peak fitness.
All too many times people start working out with the goal set to get fit without a clear plan of action. Even though they set and pursue goals, they continue to exercise in ways that are better suited to maintaining fitness than to improving towards true goal.
Foundation — Foundation workouts are steady-pace sessions of moderate intensity and duration. Their main purpose is to build event-specific aerobic fitness.
Endurance — Endurance workouts are also steady-pace workouts of moderate intensity, but their duration is longer. Their purpose is to build your endurance to ensure you can “go the distance” in your training to be prepared for the next phase of training.
Tempo — Tempo workouts consist of 20 to 40 minutes of moderately high-intensity effort sandwiched between a thorough warm-up and cool-down. These workouts serve to increase the duration you can sustain a relatively high rate of speed.
Intervals — Intervals are short segments of very high-intensity effort separated by very low-intensity active recovery . These workouts increase intensive endurance, or the ability to resist factors that cause fatigue during very high-intensity exercise.
Recovery — Recovery workouts are short, easy workouts whose purpose is to provide a small training stimulus the day after a hard workout, when your body is not yet ready for another big effort. Never do two hard workouts back to back; always separate them with a recovery workout.
Technique –Developing technique that’s bio-mechanically sound and energy-efficient will help you avoid injuries and get stronger.
The workout of the day is a progressive stack workout and an example of a training session that has a foundation , tests your muscle and cardio endurance, this is an interval workout with minimal recovery. Technique is very important in this workout. Your technique will allow you to get stronger as the weeks go by and the workouts stack.
#1. Personally invite 3 friends to take the next 5 Day Challenge
Give them a positive reason as to why they should take the challenge.
Post a picture of your working out in the post. #personalonlinetraining
2. Post a positive message of encouragement to the group. Remember we are all here to support each other to reach our goals.
3. Post Meals of the day
Post how you did with your workout.