Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions regarding session length, session frequency and integrating our personal training into your lifestyle!
Hard to believe, but our prescribed 1x/per week, actually allows your body its natural course to recover and build the long term, sustained strength you desire from a workout. High intensity muscular stimulation taxes the muscle to exhaustion. With an adequate rest period, the muscle will overcompensate for the exertion and grow. In this way, you continue to gain muscular strength and composition. More muscle makes for a more efficient metabolism. Whether you work out presently, or haven’t exercised in years and feel out of shape, this is the safest and most efficient method of working out.
Pure Strength is a cardiovascular workout. The workout lasts between 20 and 30 minutes, during which your heart rate will be continuously elevated. Stronger muscles work more effectively to draw oxygen from the blood and reduce the demand on the heart and lungs. Strength training, performed properly, challenges the cardiovascular system more than adequately to keep that system healthy. Muscles are the mechanisms by which we can stress and stimulate all of the body’s support systems (cardiovascular, respiratory, skeletal, metabolic, endocrine, etc.). The higher the quality of muscular work in your exercise, the greater the effect on all of your body’s systems.
Exercise is not recreation, and recreation is not exercise. Use good exercise to stay healthy, and use that good health to enjoy your recreation. By building muscle in this particular way, you will have more stamina and strength to perform and enjoy all of your recreational activities with greater ease.
The basic premise that people forget is the undeniable relationship between calories consumed and calories utilized! If you want to reduce your body fat, you must burn more calories than you consume. This is done by wisely reducing calorie intake, maintaining a well-balanced nutritional diet and increasing physical activity. Strength training specifically aids fat loss because it builds muscle in the body’s composition. This burns more calories than body weight composed of fat. Without strength training, weight loss will come from both the body’s fat and muscle, instead of just the body’s fat.
Yes!! Of course, always check with your doctor, as there are several medical reasons why some women should not exercise at all during their pregnancy. This method of training will help you stay strong, develop stamina and remain free of prenatal back pain. This workout will enhance your pregnancy, labor and recovery. Most women can continue right up until their due date.
Yes. Speed needs power; force and power are generated through muscles. Stronger muscles enable you to generate more force and move faster.
Yes, as long as the client is breathing fluidly and regularly and not holding their breath. Your instructor will be vigilant to make sure you breathe regularly. It has been proven that this method of exercise improves hypertension conditions.
Recent research evaluated and approved by the American Heart Association indicates that strength training (of which SuperSlow is an excellent approach) is highly beneficial in:
- Reversing the natural decline in your metabolism which begins around age 30
- Helping your body burn more calories, not only when you’re exercising, but also while you sleep
- Increasing your energy
- Strengthening your bones– reducing the risk of developing osteoporosis
- Training the body to build muscle instead of fat
- Taking the stress off key areas of the body such as the lower back, making you less prone to injury in that area
- Decreasing resting blood pressure
- Increasing your HDL (commonly referred to as the good cholesterol)