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How Can a Personal Trainer Prevent Injuries?

Jan 9, 2013

Working with a personal trainer has a lot of perks. One-on-one attention, nutrition and diet advice are a few of the perks. Also, you get personalized motivational speeches and someone with amazing fitness and nutritional knowledge. One of the best things about working with a personal trainer is the safety net that he or she can provide. Keep reading for three ways that working with a personal trainer can help to prevent injuries while working out.

1. One-on-one training. A personal trainer provides one-on-one training, so you learn exactly how to properly do exercises. You will learn what your target heart rate should be, and how to keep your heart rate in the target zone for whatever workout you’re doing. If you are lifting weights, a personal trainer can help you learn how much weight to lift and how to lift correctly. Regularly scheduled sessions with your trainer can safely keep you on track with knowing when to add more weights or how to switch up your cardio routine for the best possible results.

2. Fitness Center. When you work with a personal trainer in Dunwoody, you will most likely train at a health club or a fitness center. Each of these places is equipped with the tools to deal with an injury. More importantly, however, a personal trainer will know how to use all the equipment so that you avoid injuries from using a machine wrong.. Some machines are pretty self explanatory, but sometimes you find machines that are a little bit more confusing to use, or you would benefit from a run-through on how to use it, and what to use it for--many weight machines can fall into the latter category!

3. Second pair of eyes. Working out with someone is always safer than working out alone. A personal trainer offers a second pair of eyes to keep an eye on your workout. It’s even better than working out with a friend since a personal trainer knows tje body, skill level, and what to expect from you. They also know what you are capable of, so a personal trainer will be able to tell you to take it down a notch if needed for your safety. A personal trainer should also be aware of any medical conditions you may have. Be sure to discuss them in your first meeting with your personal trainer! If your medical conditions are going to pose a problem with a certain workout, your trainer will advise you on how to proceed.

Working out with a personal trainer is especially great if you are just starting out on your fitness journey. Learning from a professional how to use certain machines, how to apply proper techniques to exercise, and having a second pair of eyes can make all the difference in staying motivated, on track, healthy, and safe.


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