COMMON QUERIES

DO I NEED TO WORK OUT EVERY DAY?

No, you do not need to work out every day. In fact, in most cases, I would recommend at least 1-2 days of total rest a week. However, just because you have a rest or recovery day scheduled into your calendar, doesn’t necessarily mean you aren’t active at all on these days. Light, regular movement such as walking your dog around the block, or taking time for stretching or foam rolling are great recovery techniques to help increase blood flow and reduce tension in tight muscles. Participating in regular rest days and practicing a well-balanced recovery routine can help you reduce your risk for injury and promote the longevity of your fitness routine.

HOW CAN I INCREASE LEAN MUSCLE MASS?

Adding heavy strength training into your routine is just one way to increase lean muscle mass. But there are actually many ways to increase strong lean muscle tone in your body. Any form of resistance that your muscles have to fight against that is greater than what they normally experience, can help stimulate the muscle growth process. Completing exercises with your body weight or resistance bands are also effective ways of training to build strength. Start with what you feel most comfortable with and continue building from there. As your exercises or the weight you’re using start to feel too easy, increase your weight or choose more challenging exercises to continue challenging your muscles and seeing results.

WHAT TRAINING SHOULD I BE DOING TO LOSE WEIGHT?

When it comes to weight loss, I like to focus on a full scale approach. Regular cardio training is great for increasing your daily calorie burn. While strength training will help you build lean muscle, which will increase your metabolism and help you burn more calories at rest!

I’d also recommend adding in a few HIIT sessions per week, rather it be your favorite type of cardio, bodyweight, or light dumbbell exercises. HIIT is designed to get your body working at high intensities, burning a ton of calories in a short period of time. Create a schedule with a blend of regular cardio, a few full body strength training sessions, and a few HIIT training sessions each week.

Finally, don’t forget to eat a healthy, well balanced diet emphasizing whole foods. With weight loss it’s important to maximize the nutrients in the calories you’re consuming to fuel your workouts!