I don't want to just provide you with a personal training service - I want you to get the most out of it. Here are my top 5 tips to get the most out of your personal training.

1. Arrive early & warm up

Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled session time and work through a warm up. 5 minutes of continuous activity such as skipping, walking, jogging, rowing or cycling, followed by basic mobility exercises is a great way to start. 

2. Pre-Training Meal

Eat regularly throughout the day and adjust the timing of your main meals to achieve a pre-training meal 2-3 hours before your personal training session. The pre-training meal should consist of minimally processed carbohydrate and lean protein. Eating another smaller snack consisting of minimally processed carbohydrate 30 minutes to 1 hour before your session will give some extra energy. Eating before training is very individual, find a timing arrangement that is comfortable for you.

3. Stay hydrated

Drink fluids frequently during the day, aim for approximately 400-600ml in the 2-3 hours leading up to your personal training session and 200-300ml in the 15-30min immediately before starting . During your personal training session drink approximately 200-300ml of fluid every 15mins, remember to have quick drinks between sets or in rest periods as required. 

4. Mentally prepare

Leading up to your personal  training session mentally prepare to work hard and be challenged! Focus on your results and the feeling of success when you achieve your goals. Remind yourself of how great you felt after you finished your last hard training session. If you're mentally prepared you will welcome the challenge of heavier weights, higher intensities and more advanced exercises rather than being discouraged or feeling unmotivated

5. Do The Other Things

How much you get out of your personal training is not just determined by how hard you work during personal training sessions - the things you do outside of personal training sessions have a big impact. Complete your home training program, turn up to other scheduled training sessions such as boot camp or run club and follow your food plan.

David Eggins | Personal Trainer in Brisbane @ Drive Fitness

dave@drivefitness.com.au | 0402 358 127


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