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Offline AllyBelly

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Is my trainer giving me the right workout?
« on: January 05, 2012, 03:03:04 AM »
Hiya,

I've been doing paleo for about 5 months now, and have been seeing a kettlebell and strength trainer since November. For a bit of background, I am female, 25yo, 168cm, 67kg, healthy and relatively fit - but very weak! And I've got some belly fat to drop (currently size 12 Australian dress size).

So I have one session a week with my trainer, and then she gives me workouts to do from home. I think her style is more metabolic than pure strength training and I'm not sure if this is a good thing, or if I need a mix of both in a week.

Here's my usual week for this month:
Monday training: warm-up, some kettlebell technique work (deadlifts, swings, presses, etc.), kettlebell circuit with swings and squats and presses, metabolic stuff like burpees and hill climbs to finish.
Wed: home workout (from trainer) - 4 x plank walks + weighted squats, 4 x inclined push-ups + high-knee jogs, 4 x side-way jogs + burbees (all up 15 minutes with warm-up)
Fri: hill sprint for 10 minutes
Sunday: Same home workout.
Might do some walking and dancing in there somewhere to.

So my question is, am I doing enough strength work or am I doing more metabolic work than strength? And should I be asking her to focus on lifting heavy things and body weight stuff more?

Thanks for reading :)

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Re: Is my trainer giving me the right workout?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012, 05:48:07 PM »
Is the routine progressive?



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Re: Is my trainer giving me the right workout?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2012, 07:08:56 PM »
Thanks for that link Rollin - I understood most of it, minus the tough-guy jargon. Not sure what you mean by progressive, but it certainly gets harder as I go.

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Re: Is my trainer giving me the right workout?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2012, 07:26:30 PM »
It's probably good but looks too complicated. I'd just do heavy squats on Monday, heavy deadlifts on Friday and sprints in between.


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Re: Is my trainer giving me the right workout?
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2012, 08:00:09 PM »
Yes I mean progressively harder, heavier weight or density. (more reps while maintaining form within a certain time frame), progressively harder bodyweight exercises etc.

I reckon a barbell is king & joining a gym would be ideal tho homemade sandbags are a inexpensive tool for resistance training at home.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2012, 08:02:44 PM by Rollin »

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Re: Is my trainer giving me the right workout?
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2012, 07:37:05 PM »
Okay thanks for that advice. I think I'll take a look at what other people do for their usual workouts too and get some more ideas there :)