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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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The Principles of Fitness – Part 1: Essential Fitness Concepts

 

 

The Principles of Fitness

 

 

If you are starting to get serious about fitness and want to learn more about the principles and science behind it so that you can get really good at it, here in this article I am going to briefly outline all of the different essential fitness concepts for you.  You will learn about the science behind them as well as how to use them practically and effectively.

 

 

Part 1 – Essential Fitness Concepts

 

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Understanding The Differences In Various Fitness Equipment

Are you just getting into fitness and don’t know what kind of equipment to use, because you don’t know what the differences are in the different types of equipment?  Well each type of equipment does have its own uniqueness and will exercise you slightly differently than doing the same type of exercise on a different piece of equipment.  So for instance: doing pushups, resistance band chest press, machine bench press, dumbbell bench press, and barbell bench press (all of the exercises that you will see pictured below) may all be essentially the same type of movement and exercise the same muscles, but they all do so in slightly different ways.  And each will have various pros and cons and trade offs between them.  It is important when getting started on your fitness journey to understand what these differences are so that you can choose to do the right exercises on the right pieces of equipment.  So here in this article I am going to go over the different types of exercise equipment and what exactly the pros and cons and trade offs of each are so that you can understand them fully and know exactly which ones to choose for your exercises.

 

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