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Answering A Query.

A gym client of mine, who is also my school chum, asked me an all important question. He asked, “Let’s say that we have started to train and that we are becoming fit and healthy, and to top it lost fat- but then what if we come across an injury which is forcing us to lay off from training”?

It is most unfortunate that an injury can occur at any point in time while training. But laying-off from training means that we have stopped burning the calories. Assume that in a single session at the gym you are burning around 500 calories. What happens when you quit the gym? You start saving those 500 calories every day–Five hundred calories multiplied by 7 days is 3500 calories. So in an average you will gain a pound of fat in a week, as a pound of fat is approximately 3500 calories. Calories which are thus not burned overtime begin to accumulate as fat. First and foremost, manipulating your diet by cutting down the calories, so that the calorie deficit is not allowing for any fat further gain is one viable option.

And other important element I consider as a coach is that extreme care is taken in charting out a regimen which will not jeopardize my gym clients safety. I say that because when I first began training I was more into bodybuilding workouts which included using machines and indulging most of the time in perilous movements. After almost 10 years of coaching experience and studying the field, I make it a point to eliminate all the unwanted movements, thereby, cutting down the chance of an injury occurrence. In addition, I absolutely stress the importance of technique. For example, let us consider the deadlift and squat, although the movements involved in these popular lifts are simple, proper technique can actually make or break you.

So my answer to his query is that I as a fitness coach emphasis training injury free. So it cannot be that you are extremely fit and healthy, but at the same time have debilitating injuries. Besides, injury can occur any time, but we are not to fret. It can be intelligently dealt with so that it recovers quickly. You need to actively rest it. Moreover, resuming back training as soon as possible should be the primary focus.

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