Fit Friends Training
6th December 2020
Throughout your fitness journey, you may need different types of training depending on your goals. These could vary from strength training to cardio, HIIT or even balance. In this blog, we will explore the different types of training, why you might choose that type and which sessions we put on that would cater to your needs.
Firstly one of the most common types of training. ‘Cardio’ or ‘CV’ are expressions used to refer to cardiovascular training. CV training is the physical conditioning that exercises the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels’. In other words, when you do a cardio session, you’re giving your heart, lungs and circulatory system, plus any other muscle groups that you use, a good workout. Cardio exercise is extremely important because this system is effectively your body’s engine. In addition to keeping your heart and lungs in shape, CV training burns calories and is your primary tool for weight management. Also, you will tone up the muscles used and release endorphins during exercise. Endorphins are the feel-good hormones that give you that buzz after a workout. Examples of cardio would be any type of distance training like running or jogging, walking and swimming are also great examples.
Next, we have strength training, this involves using your own body weight or tools, like dumbbells or resistance bands, to build muscle mass, strength, and endurance. However, remember strength training isn’t just getting massive 20-inch biceps it could be as simple as getting the strength to do a pull-up or carry a 15kg backpack. Examples of strength training would be benchpress and any bodyweight exercises like pull-ups or press ups.
Another type of training is HIIT (High intensity interval training) So let’s zoom into some factors of HIIT. Firstly high intensity, meaning high intensity cardio work, performed at speed, for a short duration of time eg 1 minute the interval would be a rest of 30 seconds – 1 minute. There is a circuit of exercises but the class typically lasts only 30 minutes due to its intensity. HIIT is an excellent calories burner because your body continues to burn energy at a higher rate than normal for 24 hours after your session. Making this class ideal for fitness and weight loss.
The final type of training we offer is functional fitness, we call it O.ptimise. Function fitness is specific exercises that can vary from person to person. It is normally used to overcome challenges created by, injury, illness old age or just low physical activity in the past. As mentioned functional fitness heavily varies depending on what you’re trying to achieve, whether it’s regaining your balance, working up to running again after an injury or adjusting to working out function fitness had no specific criteria, but includes movements using the correct muscles and techniques, balance, functional strength work where the whole body moves together under control.
We also offer a focused stretch session, which is only available online, but is art of the Fit Friends package. Stretching is very often under rated but is a one of the main criteria for overall fitness.
At fit friends we put on sessions for all of these 4 types of training:
If you would like to book any of these sessions visit out website at FitFriends.training and book before January 3rd to save 25 pounds per month for as long as your a member. Start early, save money!