The Different Types Of Training

Exercise, in general, is vital for us to maintain and look after our bodies, but do you know that there are different types of training? There are many ways exercise can benefit our general health, but each training type has its own benefits.

Continuous Training - Continuous training is exercising at a constant intensity without any resting periods. This type of training can help to improve endurance, speed, agility, and muscular endurance. 

Examples of continuous training: running, biking, swimming, and rowing. 

Circuit Training - Circuit training consists of a series of timed exercises performed one after the other with varying amounts of rest between each activity. This type of training targets strength building and muscular endurance. 

Examples of Circuit Training: Do as many push-ups as you can in 30 seconds, then rest for 30 seconds, followed by as many squats as you can in 30 seconds, then rest for 30 seconds etc.

Interval Training - This type of training is the opposite of continuous training. Interval training calls for sharp increases and decreases of intensity in a workout. It helps develop both endurance and determination and can help improve your aerobic capacity.

Examples of Interval Training: 30 seconds of an exercise, 15 seconds rest, 30 seconds of an exercise, 15 seconds rest etc. 

Flexibility Training - Flexibility training is stretching and loosening muscles to improve overall flexibility, allowing our bodies to move through different motions without experiencing any pain. There are many benefits of flexibility training:

  • Reduces risks of injuries and reduces joint pain 
  • Prevents and corrects muscle imbalances 
  • Improves posture
  • Enhance range of motion
  • Improves general fitness performance

Weight Training - Weight training is a type of strength training in which we use free weights and other machines for resistance. Weight training causes the muscle to stress and then adapts to build muscle and get stronger. Weight training is also used to help burn fat, reduce injury risks, and strengthen your bones and joints. 

It is important to sit down with a Personal Trainer to discuss your Fitness goals to help you achieve them with the correct training and devise a realistic and suitable plan. Here at Avenue Tennis, you can do this by booking a starter appointment which includes a free consultation and a review appointment every six weeks.

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