Resources for personal trainers

Resources for personal trainers

High impact sports have generated a need for good physical health care, training adequately to achieve a good athletic performance besides taking care of food and nutrition. A good diet should combine elements from different food groups, according to the athlete's personal needs, habits, type of sports practiced, training schedules, tastes, tolerances and intolerances, feeding schedules, genetics, body weight, biotype, size etc. These requirements may vary from one person to another.

How to become a personal trainer

If you're passionate about working out and helping other people achieve their fitness goals, consider becoming a personal trainer. This page discusses the ins and outs of the profession and tools you must to know to become a great personal trainer.

Be balanced

The athlete's diet should be balanced, varied, sufficient, rich in vitamins and minerals and be pleasant at the same time. A balanced intake, on average, should provide: 20 percent of lipids, avoiding excesses, 65 percent of carbohydrates to maintain energy stores, 15 percent of protein, and enough water and salts.

Before a physical activity there should be a prudent time for proper digestion. Liquid foods are recommended for rapid emptying, if you eat plenty of food there should be given three to four hours to digest, however if the food is small then one hour is enough. Hydration should be permanent, it is recommended to drink at least two liters of water a day. On the other hand, it is always necessary to visit a specialist in sports nutrition. It would be a good idea to try different countries dietary recipes, for example, Indian recipes, thailand recipes, Japan recipes, or any other you would consider not only pleasant but healthy.

Keep the body hydrated

A healthy body is reflected in a good external appearance, so the body must always be trained practicing Pilates, yoga, aerobics, hike and biking, in order to achieve physical and emotional harmony. Of course, make sure to drink enough water to keep the body hydrated, before, during and after performing any of these physical and mental activities. This type of exercise is recommended in schools for different disciplines, skiing schools, golf shools, dance schools, and other sports schools.

study and understand metabolic and mass index measures

Exercise is a science just like many other disciplines, and what's most important is that the personal trainer has a few ideas in his or her head and possesses good knowledge. For example, you should to know the BMR definition and how to calculate the Basal Metabolic Rate of any man. This is more accurate formula than calculating calorie needs based on body weight alone:

BMR for Men = 66 + (13.7 x weight in kilos) + (5 x height in cm) - (6.8 x age in years)

Nevertheless you can use online tools to calculate BMR for Men easily and rapidly. Every physical activity requires having a good healthy body state, to live longer and enjoy it. Ask questions, and increase your personal knowledge by reading from credible sources.

BMI Calculator

Another interesting tool to calculate the Body Mass Index is The Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator can be used to calculate your BMI value and weight status while taking your age into consideration. The BMI calculator tool is a useful measurement for most people over 18. However there are some limitations to be aware of as it may be influenced by age, gender and ethnicity.

Other training jobs you can apply

Become  an aerobic instructor

Aerobic exercise at home is one of the most recommended physical activities to keep a healthy body; easy to do just by watching some helpful aerobic videos doing simple routines. Aerobics do not only help you to lose weight, its practice also provides oxygenation to the tissues, activates muscles and the heart, improves blood circulation; of course all these to the rhythm of appropriate music we can enjoy.

Aerobic exercises help with arteriosclerotic problems, coronary risk, osteoporosis and calcium deficiency, it also lowers blood pressure, provides resistance and strengthens the spine. It is advisable to take from three to five sessions, of one hour, a week. Water aerobics modality helps to exercise the joints and muscles, its activities include water polo and swimming.

Be a Ski instructor

If you’re passionate about skiing, and want to share your knowledge with other people, it might just be the job for you. Professional ski and snowboard instructors come in all shapes and sizes and from many different backgrounds.

Skiing is recommended for a good health, but to practice it one must be in a very good physical condition. So we must be prepared at least one month in advance, exercising the hamstrings (especially the muscles on the back of the thighs) to improve flexion and internal rotation of the knee, it is also necessary to strengthen the quadriceps. In general, we should practice physical activity that will in addition help strengthen the cardiovascular system.

Before skiing it is imperative to perform a full routine of general warming, stretching and bending, for about fifteen minutes. This will make tendons more flexible and warm the muscles so they are prepared to avoid injury due to muscle fatigue. One way to prepare the muscles is by applying massage to body parts as needed. Some massage videos show us how to do short sessions that can be performed by ourselves. On the other hand always make sure to protect and hold harmless the knee, which can be very susceptible, the thumb, the shoulders and quadriceps.