MEDFORD, Ore. – It’s day two of the New Year, meaning it could be day two for resolutions such as better financial responsibility, diet changes or even workout plans.
A recent poll shows the top resolution this year is not to go on a diet, but if you are still looking to get in shape, you’re not alone. Local gyms see a spike in membership, but not necessarily dedicated members.
Some people use mobile applications to help them keep up with their New Year’s resolutions. There are a variety of different apps to choose from. Some mobile phone apps help you keep track of calories or calculate your body mass index, but there are still some things to keep in mind.
“Learning how to lift properly, making sure you don’t miss any muscle groups so everything is balanced so you don’t cause structural issues later, so there’s really a lot more to it than just going to Internet and saying this is who I am and saying give me the results,” said Personal Trainer Andy Howell.
Trainers stress that it’s not just about the number calculated on your app and the workout regimen, it suggests based on what information you provide. If the exercises are too easy, you should move up in weights. If you’re sacrificing form for the weight, it’s too heavy.
Always allow recovery time for your body. Every muscle group should be allowed 72 hours of recovery time between workouts, but not too much recovery time, as you’ll need to build on muscle growth.