3 Tips to Maximize Your Time in the Gym

To help your clients get the most out of their time in the gym, practice these three programming tips:

Use foundation lifts. Use complex training. Use recovery as a training tool.

Foundation Lifts

Foundation lifts are resistance exercises that work the major muscle groups. Because they target the largest muscle groups and increase metabolism, they work best for general fitness and weight loss goals. Foundation lifts are broken down into the four categories:

Bilateral lower-body exercises Unilateral lower-body exercises Upper-body exercises Core exercises

Note that the exercises presented below are not a comprehensive list. They are suggested exercises and a good starting place to ensure all major muscles are included.

Bilateral Lower-body Exercises

Squats Front Back Modified deadlift Seated leg press

Unilateral Lower-body Exercises

Forward or walking lunge Side lunge

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