FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
BODY SMITH FITNESS MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Is the Best Way to Lose Fat?
Activities that incorporate many muscle groups and are weight bearing use more calories per minute and are therefore better suited for fat loss than non-weight-bearing activities that do not use many muscles.
Should I Do Cardio First or Weight Training First?
It’s really about your individual priority. If the primary goal is to increase aerobic endurance or lose weight, then the client should perform cardiovascular exercise first. If the primary goal is to increase muscular strength, then the client should perform strength training first.
Do I Need to Take Dietary Supplements?
Your clients do not need dietary supplements unless they have a documented vitamin deficiency or they do not eat a balanced diet. Using supplements as an alternative to a sound diet can lead to serious deficits in the consumption of other nutrients.
What Is the Difference Between Weight Machines and Free Weights?
Ignoring the effect of gravity in creating resistance during all movements, free weights (dumbbells) keep the resistance on the muscle constant throughout the joint’s range of motion (ROM), while weight machines use variable resistance, with the resistance changing throughout the ROM.
Why Are My Muscles Sore After a Workout?
Soreness results from high force production when an exercise is new or a load is greater than normal.
How Often Should I Work Out/Lift Weights?
According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), your clients should exercise 20 to 60 minutes, three to five days a week for health/fitness promotion (ACSM 1995). Exercising only three days a week may be enough for previously sedentary clients to improve their fitness, but it will take more exercise to see further improvements.