training for life outside of the gym
Too often new clients get caught up in weight loss or change in appearance, but they forget the importance of life outside of the gym, they focus on what they want to look like rather than what they can do.
KSVFitness is a Strength & Conditioning gym where we train for an objective, we train for a measurable outcome in a way that focuses on the movement, not the muscle.
This means training for Life Outside of the Gym! Life has physical demands, and stronger means easier or more of the things you need to do or want to do.
why "strength training"?
Because regardless of the individual goal, being stronger makes that goal more achievable.
Lose fat? Muscle burns fat. Period.
Look better? Muscle looks better than fat.
The better your muscle mass the better the reservoir of proteins for the immune system to use at times of need.
Strength training can help lower Blood Pressure.
Strength training helps the body respond better to insulin and improves the way it uses blood sugar.
Strength training over a period of time can help prevent bone loss and may even help increase bone density.
Need any more examples or will this do for now?
Feel better? This is harder to quantify but the stronger we are, typically the more we are able to do the things we enjoy and we can do them more often and for a longer period of time. If I can do the things I enjoy, and do them more often, I will probably enjoy myself more and therefore feel better. If I like what I see in the mirror in the morning, I will probably feel better. If my doctor tells me that my cholesterol levels are better, my blood pressure is down and I’ve lost weight, I’ll probably feel better.
All my clients will train to become stronger, few will get bigger.
what is "conditioning"?
First let’s determine what it isn’t, conditioning isn’t cardio. Conditioning isn’t a brisk walk or burning 500 calories on the elliptical machine (you didn’t by the way).
Conditioning is often described as lifting weights faster, not 5lb dumbbells, but explosive lifts like power cleans or pushing the prowler. Conditioning could also be Tabata circuits or hill sprints.
Conditioning is almost anything that’s a loaded carry, like carrying a 75lb sandbag for a mile or two. It involves getting your heart rate to spike to its maximum for 30 to 90 seconds then after a brief rest, doing it again, and again……and again. See where I’m going here?
There are many variables when it comes to conditioning, the common denominator here is the intensity of the training. The greater the intensity, the greater the payoff. In this case, the payoff is increasing your body’s metabolism for anywhere from 12 to 48 hours post workout. What this means is burning more calories not just during your training but over the rest of the day and into the next.