Ask The Trainer
Check out some of our frequently asked questions! If you have a personal training question contact me at (813) 294-2836!
Want to begin lifting, but don’t know where to start? We’ve been there. Here are the questions we hear most from first-time lifters. But of course, it’s always best to work with a trained professional, especially when you’re first learning. To set up your first appointment in the Apollo Beach, FL area, call us at (813) 294-2836.
At FastTwitch Fitness Performance, we have a four-pronged approach to beginning any training program:
Looking to start lifting? We can help. Call us at (813) 294-2836 to make your first appointment and start building muscle.
This depends entirely on your fitness goals. If you’re working toward fat loss, full-body training is a useful tool. However, if you’re hoping to build strength and muscle volume, it could be counterproductive. The nervous system takes between five and seven days to recover, so working every muscle group every time you hit the gym could do more harm than good. For more on these, see our fitness blog, written by our certified trainers.
Every workout should address at least two, if not all, of your three major muscle groups—your back, chest, and legs. These muscle groups are naturally stronger and require more than just one exercise to properly work them out.
Unless you’re specifically working toward muscle endurance, you should be doing between six and twelve reps of every lift. Doing more is likely to tax your heart and lungs. Instead, use heavy weights, and focus on proper recovery and nutrition.
A professional trainer can help you strike this delicate balance. Call use at (813) 294-2836 to set up your first appointment.
As you’re starting to lift, weight is the least of your concerns. Your first priority is learning to lift correctly. Once you’ve perfected your form and are following a training program, a professional trainer can help you determine how much weight you can handle, and how to increase the amount over time to best suit your fitness goals.
At FastTwitch Fitness Performance, we believe that there are three lifts that every beginner should start with: the squat, the barbell bench press and the deadlift. Other excellent lifts are the multi-joint, structural exercises, which help you target several muscle groups at once. These include rows, presses, and lunges. Above all else, do not use machines. No matter what your fitness goals, free weights will always help you reach them in a safer, healthier and faster way.
If you are in the Apollo Beach, Ruskin, or Sun City Center schedule a consultation your first session with FastTwitch Fitness Performance, and we’ll teach you how to do these safely and correctly, for the best results.
In addition to having access to more equipment and professional trainers, the gym gives you a space that is only for your workout. Your home is where you relax—having a place that you identify with training came help get you into the right headspace quickly. Get in, do your workout, and continue with your day.