How to Make a Routine – For Personal Trainers

How to Make a Routine – For Personal Trainers Video

Hi and welcome to this video on planning a routine as a personal trainer! Let’s get started.

When planning a routine, strategy is key, because a client can become discouraged if he or she feels the goals are not being met. By having defined steps, the client can engage in activities with measurable success that comes in smaller increments. This allows the client to see that progress is being made; the ultimate goals may not be realized just yet, but they are attainable.

1. Maximizing psychological approach

There are five steps to motivate clients, get realistic goals outlined, and put the client in the right frame of mind to overcome barriers and accomplish their goals:

Vision. Look at the big picture and create an ideal scenario that the client is working toward.
Strategy. Break down exactly how the vision will be achieved, using realistic goals and methods.
Belief. Focus on overcoming nonphysical barriers to success—things like fear, uncertainty, and doubt.
Persistence. Maintain focus and determination even when the actions are difficult.
Learning. Deal with tweaking the overall approach to learn from both the good and the bad, what works and what doesn’t.


2. Mode, frequency, and duration

A primary goal of cardio training is to improve the patient’s overall cardiac and respiratory endurance. The best exercises continuously work the large muscle groups throughout the session and use aerobic metabolism for the activity. Some of the best activities are walking, cycling, swimming, dancing, and jogging.

3. Intensity

Exercise intensity is usually determined using a percentage of maximum heart rate or a percentage of maximal oxygen capacity. When using heart rate, patients should aim to work out at 55 to 90 percent of their maximum heart rate. When using oxygen capacity, the target range is 50 to 85 percent. Sedentary individuals may need to work up to these ranges. The better the patient’s current level of physical fitness, the harder he will have to work to make further improvements.

4. Exercise progression

An exercise program is usually undertaken with the goal of improving physical fitness. When improvement is the goal, the exercise program will have progression as part of the strategy. Exercise progression can be divided into three stages: the initial stage, the improvement stage, and the maintenance stage.

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