Exercise training includes a variety of procedures designed to prevent you from hurting yourself during exercise sessions.
If your exercise is strictly aerobic in nature - that is, you don't exert yourself excessively for your weight and condition, you probably need little or no formal training.
But if you are normally very sedentary and exercise very little, there are quite a few things you need to know, and there may be some activities and information you need to be involved with before you begin a program of regular exercise.
It's amazing but true that many individuals in modern America avoid exercise even to the extent of not walking any further than necessary to get to their car doors.
Recreation for them means looking for the TV remote - or finding the electronic game control box.
So if you fit into that category, you may need exercise training even before you start walking for any continuous period of time.
But if you're young and not overweight, walking should not be a problem.
Usually training is only necessary for those who intend to get into intense exercise activity such as weight lifting or competitive sports activity.
Training might be as easy as reading a book or tracking down information on the internet.
If you're going to involve yourself in a continuing weight program a professional certified trainer can be a great investment. He or she might save you from being seriously injured.
If you happen to be over 40 and are carrying around a lot of extra weight there are are few simple steps you can take to avoid hurting yourself - even if all you want to do is start walking or riding a bicycle.
It's best to start with walking at a slow pace.
Stephen Cherniske is a well-known biochemist and nutritionist. He's the author of several excellent books on nutrition, health, and exercise.
Stephen provides some excellent guidelines in recommending walking as a great way to exercise. If you take his advice, walking may be the only exercise you will ever need - and the benefits are unbelievable.
According to Stephen and other experts, if you have not been walking regularly for 30 or more minutes at a time, there are some good pieces of advice to be sure you don't overexert and cause some discomfort or damage.
Good walking shoes are recommended with cotton athletic socks. He says to look for comfort and support in a shoe that fits well. Avoid shoes that rub your heels or pinch your toes.
Since walking is really a very natural exercise, it's not really necessary to warm up or stretch before walking.
Just start your walk at a slower pace.
If you begin to breath hard and your heart starts racing, slow way down with a shorter stride. You can gradually increase your pace, but no more than is comfortable for maintaining the ability to converse, whistle or sing while walking.
If you're walking alone, you can even talk to yourself.
Cherniske gives us a great plan for moving from a semi-vegetative state to a very fit, healthy individual.
His plan amounts to the best exercise training you can find for free.
The plan appears in his first book, The DHEA Breakthrough.
So, of course the first of seven steps is to get what he calls, a metabolic tune-up.
One of he primary reasons a lot of Americans don't exercise is that their metabolism is sadly out of tune - that is, it's insufficient for maintaining even normal physical activity.
Many folks simply don't feel like moving off the couch.
If you're in that group, you need this exercise training plan.Return to Physical Exercises from Exercise Training