Start Exercise Fitness Training Without Injury
This week, our new monthly partner, Dr. Andrew Pugliese stopped by to introduce us to Randy Nicholson, of Fitness Firm Studio. He’s a certified trainer who shared some very helpful information on how folks who have not previously trained or former athletes who haven’t trained in a while start exercise fitness training without injury.
As a former athlete who has experience in high intensity and high volume cardiovascular and weight/resistance training, I know too well what it’s like to resume working out after a prolonged layoff and experience overuse injuries. These come from a burst of activity with or without heavy weight/resistance. Too much exercise too soon can easily result in a incapacitating measure of pain or even injury that prevents continuing without another break to recover.
Randy shared what a person who’s motivated to start or resume training should ask a prospective personal trainer to determine what their philosophy is regarding the initial training phase. He also shared the value of using a roller to help facilitate muscle recovery as well as releasing trigger points that can cause muscle spasm.
We talked about the best way to approach beginning training in a step-wise fashion to insure that muscular imbalances, postural weaknesses, and flexibility have been improved upon before moving on to more intense training moves/activities. If you or someone you care about is thinking about resuming or wants to start exercise fitness training without injury they need to check out this week’s episode.
Randy Nicholson Fitness Firm Studio
- 4th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
- BS Engineering, University of Chattanooga
Andrew Pugliese, MD, Infectious Disease Consultants
- Doctorate in Medicine, St. George University School of Medicine
- Fellowship, Infectious Disease, Winthrop University Hospital
- Triple Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease
- Pioneer in non-surgical treatment of acute and chronic sinusitis
- President of Sinus Solutions