What type of training should I expect? Is it similar to crossfit or bootcamp classes? . . .
Our systematic approach shows results that are quantifiable. Intermix Strength teaches proper technique and execution of the Barbell Lifts. These free weight movements are performed to maximize fitness for those at any level. With frequent and consistent training, the Barbell Lifts along with other free weight exercises (including bodyweight movements) improve overall strength. This type of training is also effective at increasing lean body mass and decreasing body fat.
How many days per week should i train? . . .
Improvements in fitness require commitment regardless of the individual's goal. Frequency and consistency is the key to success. Becoming proficient at a specific skill is a sizeable part of the training process. Dedicating 3-5 days per week to training with 2 of those days under supervised coaching is required. Sessions executed without supervision of a coach may be performed on a client's own time at Iron Arena.
How long are sessions . . .
Training sessions include 60 minutes of supervised coaching but sometimes take up to 90 minutes to complete. Arriving 15-20 minutes prior to scheduled appointments are recommended (time to warm-up, etc). At the conclusion of the hour, clients are welcome to stay as long as needed to finish up remaining work.
Membership included at iron arena? . . .
Intermix Strength's training services are located within the doors of Iron Arena Powerlifting and Performance in North Bergen, NJ. All Semi-Private/Personal Training members have access to the facility with additional workouts written out for them.
Fat loss? . . .
Diet trumps exercise when it comes to decreasing body fat. While weight training may enhance fat loss, if caloric intake is in excess, fat loss will not occur. Intermix Strength can refer those that require further assistance to an expert in nutrition.
Should I do cardio on days that I'm not training? . . .
Provided training programs leave no stone unturned. They include everything needed to be performed. Any deviation should be discussed. Keep in mind; if it is not in accordance with your goals, it may have an adverse affect on your results. Particularly for those looking to improve strength, increase muscle mass, and decrease body fat, the "off days" are used for recovery. Recovery is just as important as the training itself.
As a woman, will i get bulky if i lift heavy weights? . . .
Looking "bulky" is subjective. I am assuming that most women asking this questionare concerned with putting on a significant amount of muscle mass in a short period of time. Fitness magazines are to blame for this myth. Aside from the use of performance enhancing drugs coupled with an editors ability to use Photoshop, many of these women train 5-6 days per week, several hours per day sometimes twice per day, and diet specifically to look this way for a photoshoot. The work it takes to attain this type of body is unimaginable to the general population. Women asking this question generally want to incorporate strength training into their routine because of the many health benefits along with a desire to achieve a "toned" or fit appearance while remaining slim. To accomplish this, a shift in body composition must occur where muscle mass increases and body fat decreases. The most effective way to reach this goal is through diet and weight training. Particularly for women, due to hormonal differences as compared to their male counterparts, this transformation does not happen overnight. It requires a lot of effort and discipline. A good training program may assist with the muscle building process but ultimately, fat loss is a result of proper nutrition. If caloric intake exceeds what the body needs for homeostasis, excess body fat is to blame for a "bulky" appearance.