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The Top 8 Training Hints

Late last year we published an article in the Our Story section titled "How to get the most from your fitness park visits". The article briefly presented 8 important training hints to keep in mind as you embark on workout program. Whether you to a gym or Windermere Community Fitness Park, knowledge of these 8 hints will help you to: make good exercise choices, train safely and effectively, and add variety and progressions. Over the next few weeks, we'll go deeper into each of these Top 8 Training Hints. As the deep-dive articles are published, they will appear below.

Top 8 Training Hints: Warm Up

Why is a warm up before exercise important? What changes within the body occur when we warm up before exercising? Will a warm up protect you from injuries? These are all important questions about an essential component of fitness that many people don’t pay a lot of attention to. Let’s take a deep dive into why a warm up should be the first thing anyone does when working out.

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Top 8 Training Hints: Active Posture

This deep dive into “active posture” shows you how to recognize, establish, and maintain an anti-gravity stance while you’re exercising. Active posture supports your body under load, helps you sense what your body is doing, and encourages you to use good form while performing any exercise. In a few easy steps, you’ll be an active posture expert. Find out how easy it is to practise active posture in all your daily activities. After all, daily life is full of movement. Movement loves active posture.

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Top 8 Training Hints: Feel The Work

Do you let numbers tell you when to end a set? In this training hint, we do an in-depth exploration of “feeling the work” as a guide to ending a set. What do we mean by the term felling the work? You’ll find out how this method pairs with counting, and how together they help to ensure you progress towards your goals. Learn to use your body’s real-time response to each exercise (i.e. local muscle fatigue) as an alternative method of determining the end of a set.

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Top 8 Training Hints: Big vs. Small

In this training tip you’ll learn that not all exercises are to be treated equally. Find out how exercises that use a single joint like a biceps curl are contained within bigger, multi-joint exercises like a chin-up, as shown in the header image. You’ll learn how to watch for the active joints in any exercise to then be able to distinguish between big and small movements.

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Are you enjoying reading these articles?

These articles were written to help you make the most out of your Windermere Community Fitness Park visits. Equipped with the right information, you’ll be able to visit the fitness park, workout effectively, and head home knowing that each workout has improved your fitness level, increased your strength and endurance, and helped you maintain your motivation to continue. This kind of practical training knowledge coupled with a free outdoor gym to put these hints to use is priceless, and rare. Please consider donating to Phase Two of the Windermere Community Fitness Park today :)