The importance of having an organized training split
Considering the variety of angles that can be taken to achieve your goals regarding training and fitness conditioning, It can easily be overwhelming just to nail down a reliable training regimen. Easy to see that just researching online and taking the cookie-cutter approach for a training plan isn’t always the best idea considering the uniqueness of your own body style, schedule and ability, attempting to find an one size fits all program can be near impossible!
Questions to consider when going through the thought process in making the right decision on your training split should include:
- What duration of time do I have to devote to my training? Time constraints are real as is life. Make sure to set a realistic expectation on what can and can’t be achieved with your amount of time that you have to dedicate to your training.
- Which gym location will I have access to for my training, and what equipment will I have access to for implementing it into my training? Keeping elements in mind that range from times that day care is open, times of operation, and the variety of equipment that is available for success. One of the most important elements is knowing what your goals are and what is necessary to get there in this regard.
- Do I have any existing injury that may limit particular ranges of movement during training? any existing injuries should be worked around, and/or completely avoided. trying to push through an injury is simply put, not the resolution and can result in a even further setback. Figuring out clever work-arounds to still achieve your training goals is the key, even if it means slowing the process along the way.
- Should I include a cardio plan, and if I do, when is the ample time within the workout to complete the cardio training portion? This is a good one to consider due to accomplishing your goals based on your training split. Are you looking to build more strength, or condition and lose fat, build muscle? Typically training program should be supplement it with cardio afterwords for strength building, but before for conditioning.
- What’s my goal at the end of the plan, And how long of a timeframe am I committed to for achieving that goal? this one is important due to the fact that it is important to pace yourself to achieve your training goals. Slow and steady would be ideal for any training plans that involve building strength safely and or losing weight without cannibalizing muscle.
- Is there a particular amount of calories that I am looking to burn each session regarding this plan? How would those be tracked? Having a strong awareness of what your output vs input is regarding calories and expenditure is huge! This could literally make the difference between achieving your goals or missing them. Also a factor of consistency and sticking with your training plan. If it’s overly taxing on your body, you have a lower likelihood to stay with the plan , moving at a more moderate pace with properly fueling your body as you should be.
- Is this training split one that I will be doing solo or with a training partner? I think this is a factor that many don’t realize adds a significant amount of time on your training if not doubling it. Not only the amount of time allotted for training should be a consideration but also the type of training and who you’re paired with; is this person’s strength a lot different than mine? Is the training split that we are using quick and easy to switch weight loads? What’s the skill level and knowledge of whom I am training with? All these can play a key role in what plan makes the most sense to undertake and should be in the front frame of mind.
- How long of an overall timeframe will I’d be dedicating to this training split? Is this something that I’m just wanting to test out or try for a while, or prepared to invest myself indefinitely? A common flaw that many people have with training plans is not giving them time to create a change or progress. Often people may get bored or complacent and change training plans prior to actually seeing results. Some may be better utilized when used in short time frames and temporary, I recommend sticking to the plan and trusting the process with whichever training split you may choose so that you have time to assess its success.
One of the utmost, important factors to think about when reviewing your training split and considering the best options is that much like other processes unrelated to fitness, the mind and body take time to get acclimated. A common theme sometimes to starting new processes may sometimes be accompanied with impatience. This is one thing that you want to try to avoid with expecting results with any training plan. Not only does the training plan itself take time to take and to show proven results, it also takes time to adjust and find the best route to approach new plan, be it time management, energy distribution, or just overall getting used to it.
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If you decide to go with one of the weight training or fitness training splits on NFE4ALL.com and see it to need a slight adjustment to customize it for your personal use, please let us know after purchasing and we will be happy to make an adjustment to compensate for any minor changes that may be needed for you!
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