What is a training program?
A physical training program is a systematic and detailed model performed by a sports medicine specialist to determine the correct and efficient physical activity based on a patient’s physical characteristics.
The objective of a training program is to improve the condition, constitution and nature of the body.
Why is it performed?
The objective of a training program is to improve the condition, constitution and nature of the body in terms of flexibility, strength, power, endurance, balance, agility, coordination and energy. It allows to improve the functioning of the neuromuscular system, increase muscular tension, and improve action and reaction times.
A training program must respect the muscular physiology, in terms of flexibility and limitations, of each person in order to obtain the best possible result. How to prepare a training program To carry out a training program, it is necessary:
- Know the patient’s age
- To know how much sport the patient usually does or if he/she does not usually do sport.
- Know the patient’s state of health and know if he/she suffers from diseases that may interfere with physical activity.
- Determine a timetable for achieving the pre-set goals by establishing from the outset the time to be spent in terms of hours and days per week.
- Make sure that the exercise execution techniques are correct and are aimed at losing weight, or increasing or defining muscle mass.
- Ensure that the exercises are appropriate for the patient’s body, musculature and age.
- Define break times
Which specialist should be contacted?
A training program must be carried out by a specialist in Sports Medicine.