IS SLOW MOTION HIGH STRENGTH TRAINING ALL I REALLY NEED TO DO TO GET IN SHAPE?
The workout is only one important part of the process. In tandem with proper nutrition and rest, a once-a-week training session is sufficient for building lean muscle.
HOW CAN I GET RESULTS IF I'M ONLY WORKING OUT ONCE A WEEK?
Challenging the muscles to a certain level of fatigue is sufficient for the body to adapt and grow stronger in a week's time. The intensity of the workout stimulates the body's growth mechanism into action, but a sufficient rest period is also necessary.
HOW LONG BEFORE I SEE RESULTS?
You will feel stronger and firmer after a couple of workouts, and start to see results in two to three months. For maximum results, it's important to remain on track and consistent.
WHAT OTHER FORMS OF EXERCISE ARE OKAY TO DO ALONG WITH THE WORKOUT?
Any form of exercise or recreation that you enjoy doing is fine. However, we recommend that you do not exercise the day after your workout as that may undermine the recovery and growth process.
IS THIS TRAINING TECHNIQUE SAFE FOR OLDER PEOPLE?
Absolutely. By lifting the weight in a controlled and deliberate fashion, we actually minimize force and therefore minimize injury making it safer for individuals of all ages. Strength training is considerably more important as we age since we lose more muscle mass with each passing year. What's more, we are always there with you to ensure you employ the proper and safe technique.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY MUSCLE FAILURE?
True muscle failure occurs when the muscle is so deeply fatigued that you are unable to move the weight stack or hold it in a certain spot
CAN I DO THIS WORKOUT ON MY OWN AT HOME OR WHILE TRAVELING?
It is possible to do the workout on your own, but it's not ideal. Our exercise machines are specially designed and calibrated for maximum efficiency and accommodate the slow movement of the exercises with little or no friction. Additionally, we have equipment for every muscle group in the body. What's more, pushing oneself to the level of fatigue necessary to stimulate muscle growth is difficult to do without the support and encouragement of a certified exercise instructor.
WHAT ABOUT CARDIO?
Cardiovascular health is often confused with aerobic conditioning. Aerobic conditioning is specific to a particular activity such as running or cycling. Cardiovascular health, by contrast, equates to the ability of the heart, lungs, and bloodstream to supply whatever the muscles need. According to an abundance of studies, the cardiovascular system receives tremendous stimulation and benefit from strength training. Remember, the heart follows the muscle – not the other way around. So, if you build more muscle, the heart responds to support that new muscle growth.
I HAVEN'T WORKED OUT IN YEARS SO CAN I STILL GET RESULTS IF I ONLY WORK OUT ONCE A WEEK?
Yes! It is a scientific fact that when you stimulate muscles deeply, the message is sent to your body to repair that muscle resulting in muscle growth. Of course, with any new exercise program, you need to start slowly. Be confident that we are with you every step of the way, to ensure proper technique and progress.
WILL THIS TYPE OF TRAINING BULK ME UP?
If you're a female, lean muscle actually makes your body profile smaller because muscle is more compact than fat. Next time you're at Body by Storm, ask us to show you the difference between 5 pounds of fat and 5 pounds of muscle – you'll never worry about bulking up again! If you're a male, while getting stronger, you will also add definition to your muscles to get that cut and ripped look.