Personal Trainer Portland | You Haven't Worked Out In Years | How Do You Start A Workout Program?

So you want to start a workout program, but you have not exercised in years. In addition, lets say that you smoke, have at least one or two alcohol drinks per day and you basically eat whatever is in front of you. If you look at the statistics that are being calculated about the entire United States, most Americans live like this on a daily basis. Meaning, some people may not smoke, but the other variables that I mentioned above are pretty true for the rest of population. So when someone comes into our private Portland personal training studio here in the Northwest, how are we supposed to take this person and make sure we can get him/her in the best shape of their lives.The first thing is that you do not throw them under the bus, but introduce things slowly. When someone comes in as a novice, one set of 15-20 repetitions can be the same as doing three or four sets by a seasoned fitness enthusiast. These individuals muscles have not been exercised on purpose in years, so when a personal trainer or your local fitness expert introduces a new stimuli to their bodies, it is going to react. This can happen in a variety of ways and one of the feedback signals is through lactid acid buildup, which causes a muscle t0o fatigue with a burning sensation. The other can occur 24 to 48 hours after working out and that is called delayed onset muscular soreness or DOMS. Some people love this feeling because it makes them feel like they did something with their bodies, and the soreness reminds them of that.For the beginner or novice, this soreness can really scare them, because they really do not know the difference of actual pain and soreness, so this is something that they need to discover at a slower pace. We as fitness professionals want to ease this type of individual at a pace that will still give the client an unbelievable workout, but we want them to feel like they are accomplishing small goals after each training session. We want them to come away after each workout like they would of not been able to do that on their own, and they love having a personal trainer to help them push through those challenging times.Thank You,Kisar S. DhillonThe Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon107 SE Washington Street, Suite 137Portland, Oregon 97214(503) 953-0241