Jun 17, 2009 7:00 PM GMT
Thee are many things I admire about this site. You guys are full of life, look fantastic and know a lot about fitness. I am pretty 'senior', am in the Uk and still work as a personal trainer. So I ought to know the answer to the question!
I see clients three days a week. Every week for myself I do 2 high intensity cv sessions (heart rate 80%+ of maximum heart rate) and 3 resistance sessions which in sequence are: legs, chest/back, arms/shoulders. I do core work when I do my cv stuff.
For the last 3 months I have been doing a timed eccentric resistance technique - using heavy weights I have a 1s concentric phase and a 3 s eccentric phase ( the DOMS can be severe!) continuing for 50s with 90s rest between sets. One of the reasons for this is that at my age it is difficult to increase muscle bulk - but this technique maintains muscle and body shape. (body fat % is 10.5)
But for the last 2 weeks I have been so tired and just don't have the energy to train (which is scary for a PT!) The medics say there is nothing the matter with me. So any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.