The fitness programs offered by TOTAL T CLINIC combine many types of exercise to keep you feeling fit and trim. Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health. We believe regular exercise and physical activity are extremely important and beneficial for long-term health and wellbeing. There are four aspects of exercise that we address to maximize your desired results: resistance training, flexibility, agility and cardiovascular activity.
1. Resistance Training
Resistance training is any exercise that causes the muscles to contract against an external resistance with the expectation of increases in strength, tone, mass, and/or endurance. It builds muscle strength and tone. Humans lose 5 pounds of muscle every decade after age 30. Resistance exercise can slow down or even reverse the aging process by building muscle mass and strength.
Resistance training has also been shown to build bone. Osteoporosis, a condition of accelerated bone mineral loss which leads to fractures, can be a crippling disease, particularly in women (although men get it, too), and research on resistance exercise suggests that it can build bone even in the elderly.
There is some evidence that resistance exercise helps lower moderately high blood pressure. Resistance exercise can raise metabolic rate, an important factor in maintaining body weight.
Flexibility refers to the ability to move joints through their entire range of motion, from a flexed to an extended position .It’s about balancing the muscle groups you use or overuse during exercise and other activities, or from bad posture. Flexibility training is one of the key components of a balanced fitness program – it should be a part of your exercise routine. Benefits can include:
Agility is the ability to efficiently coordinate the changing of body position. It requires an individual to possess adequate strength, power, balance and body control. Agility training also increases balance and body control, so individuals are better able to maintain and correct their center of gravity and avoid hurting themselves because of falling of attempting to catch oneself.
4. Cardiovascular Activity
Cardiovascular exercise is exercise that raises your heart rate and keeps it elevated for a period of time; it involves working large amounts of the bodies muscle mass while increasing the pulse and breathing rate above normal levels. The benefits can include:
At TOTAL T CLINIC, we have developed state of the art fitness programs including the four aspects for exercise that are individualized to meet your personal fitness goals.