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Determining exercise intensity without a trainer

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I live in remote area with no real options to hire a trainer. I feel I am ready to really start to push myself more during exercise but I am reluctant for fear of an injury that would prevent me from working out every day.
Has anyone ever hired a trainer who can work with them via video-conference?
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    could you go to a gym for an assessment then follow through at home? Obviously things will be different in the UK but I had a referral from the practice nurse to the leisure centre for a "Fit over 50" course due to the hypertention and diabetes risk. I had to fill in a questionaire (similar to the one Dr Birdie posted on here) then had my vitals recorded by the assessor. She gave me a maximum heart rate and told me not to put both arms up with the dumbells. I have a mini workout, 3 days a week and have to see her after 8 weeks. It's been 4 and I checked my body fat today and had made a dent in the numbers although I am not doing more than producing a "rosy glow".
    Hope you get some info which is relevant to your area but best wishes for your search
    2344 days ago
    I don't know any personally but I would suggest you check with any of the organizations which certify personal trainers and you may be able to find one. ACE (American Council on Exercise) is the one I'm most familiar with. As long as your body is prepared, increasing the intensity of your workout can garner additional results, but pushing yourself to workout everyday may put you at risk for injuries. The body needs some time off to rest and repair itself; and there is such a thing as over-training.

    You've made such remarkable progress so far I'd hate to see you suffer a setback because of too much enthusiasm.

    check out: (sorry, I don't know how to make this a link)

    2344 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/19/2012 5:58:00 PM
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