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Beginning exercises

Beginning_exercisesWhen you're just starting off with a client that's unfamiliar with fitness training, you'll need to have some beginning exercises that a wide range of body types and fitness levels can handle. This will also help you to solidify your training knowledge and creates a great place for even a beginner to personal training to start. And the basics always work, even if they don't look as impressive as those new trendier moves.

There are several large sets of muscles in the body that support all of the smaller muscles in the body. When you're choosing beginning exercises, you will want to find moves that target these larger groups. As your client becomes more proficient, you can start to hone in on those smaller muscles with more intricate movements. The larger muscle groups in the body include the hamstrings, quadriceps, pectoral muscles, abdominal muscles, biceps, and triceps. You could also include the shoulders in these groups as well. In order to get a basic workout, you will want to include all of these groups.

For the legs, some beginning exercises include:

  • Squats : These are easy and weight-free leg movements that will target all of the major muscle groups in the lower body. What you will need to do is have your client stand up with their feet about hips-distance apart and then slowly lower their upper body down in a line that's perpendicular to the ground. The knees should begin to bend, but should move no further than the toes. You might also tell a client (even using a chair as a prop) to pretend that they are sitting down in a chair and sticking their backside out as they do it, but then getting up when they reach the point right before they touch the chair.
  • Calf raises : By standing on a step or just on the floor, the client can lift their calves up in order to contract them. This is a simple exercise that can be done anywhere, but will target the major muscles in the legs.
  • Leg lifts : To target the large buttocks muscles, you can have your client stand against a wall or lay on their stomachs and lift their legs one at a time at a slow and controlled pace.

For the upper body, some beginning exercises include:

  • Bicep curls : These are simple done with a free weight or dumbbell or without any weight at all. You will want to have the client place their arms at their sides, with or without weights, then slowly raise the lower arms up and to the shoulders. The client can think of this as the basic arm exercise that they've seen everywhere in fitness magazines.
  • Push ups : But the most effective and simplest exercise for upper body strength is the push up. By placing the arms directly underneath the shoulders as they're lying on the floor, the client will want to push up, keeping their body straight. Beginners can bend their legs to perform the pushup from their knees; while more advanced exercisers can attempt the straight legged pushups.

And for the abdominal muscles, beginning exercises include:

  • Crunches : What you want to do is have the client lie on their backs with their hands either crossed on their chest or held loosely behind their head. In small movements, the client will want to use their abdominal muscles to crunch upwards. Have them focus on a spot on the ceiling or some other area so that they don't move too much.
  • Reverse crunches : While in the crunch position, you can have a client straighten their legs (or attempt to do so) and try to reach their toes as they lift using their abdominal muscles.

Beginning exercises allow any level of exercises to work with a personal trainer without feeling like they're lost or confused. And because they're so effective, you might just make them a mainstay of your workout routines.

As for aerobic beginning exercises, there are a number of ways to get in this segment of a workout routine. Many personal trainers like to use walking on a treadmill at a slow pace for most beginning exercisers. You can slowly increase the speed to make the walking more strenuous, but since most everyone can walk, it's an easy place to begin. You might also want to put your client on a stationery bike to allow them to perform a movement that they are familiar with.

You can also have a client run on a trampoline as a way to get their heart rate up without much impact or resistance. The point is that you will want to find something that is easy for your client to do as they're learning beginning exercises. This will allow your client to slowly acclimate to the methods of working out without having any injuries from not knowing how to properly perform more complicated moves.----------------------------------------------If you are a business owner get listed at Best Personal Care Site, part of Localwin Network.
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