Frequently Asked Questions

 

Isn’t it enough that I do cardio?

No, cardiovascular exercise should only be one aspect of a fitness program. Cardiovascular exercise also doesn’t promote lean muscle. Weightlifting also helps with bone density to help prevent osteoporosis.

I have to lose a lot of weight shouldn’t I do more cardio now and once I lose the weight do weight training?

Start off slow by doing both. They are both very beneficial and neither one should be overlooked.

If I do weight training I’m going to get too bulky.

It is very hard to get bulky. It takes a long time to grow muscles. Therefore, it is easier to tone and strengthen your muscle. Giving you a long, lean appearance.

I should do light weight only because I only want to tone.

Lifting light weights is a waste of your time and energy, unless you are injured or recovering from an injury. You should think that each set should be challenging, but doable. Each set shouldn’t be to failure, but if you had to do one more repetition you shouldn’t be able to complete it.

I want to participate in racing (5K, triathlons etc..) how can weight training help me avoid injuries?

Weight training will make your muscles, tendons and connective tissues stronger to support your body while doing these events. The stronger you are the more support you have and the less likelihood you have for an injury. Never mind it will get you stronger to last longer and hopefully win a sprint in the last few seconds of the race.Lifting light weights is a waste of your time and energy, unless you are injured or recovering from an injury. You should think that each set should be challenging, but doable. Each set shouldn’t be to failure, but if you had to do one more repetition you shouldn’t be able to complete it.

I’m convinced-now what?

Contact us to set up your first consultation or session and we will get you started right away in either our personal training studio in McLean or Fairfax or we can come to you for an in-home appointment or at your office! Set up a body fat analysis, resting metabolic rate test or a VO2 Max test.