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The Principles Of Fitness: Part 4 – Forms Of Fitness Training



Part 4: Forms Of Fitness Training


This article is part 3 in The Principles of Fitness article series, so if you have not read Part 3 on the Elements Of Exercise Programming by clicking here now.


Now that you understand the essential concepts of fitness training, I will go over the different types of training so that you can figure out which one is best for yourself and your fitness goals, as each training type is meant to accomplish a different state of physical fitness.  The more of these you use the better an athlete you will be, and so if you are training for general athleticism you would want to employ a mix of most of these different types at different times during the year.


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Principles Of Fitness: Part 2 – Basic Aspects Of Exercise



The Principles Of Fitness

Part 2 – Basic Aspects Of Exercise



This article is part 2 in The Principles of Fitness article series, so if you have not read Part 1 – Essential Fitness Concepts yet, be sure to do so by clicking this link here now.



1 – Compound Exercises


Compound movements/exercises are exercises that engage multiple muscle groups, not just one.   So for instance doing a chinup engages most muscles of the back, as well as the rear delts (shoulders), biceps and even the chest.  Doing squats engages all of the muscles of the legs, and even a little bit of the lower back as well.  These are examples of compound exercises, as opposed to isolation exercises (explained below), and are superior to isolation exercises because compound exercises engage and work muscle groups together as they were naturally meant to be, give you the ability to do more work in one exercise, and create more anabolic hormones/processes in the body.



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