In home Personal Trainer Philadelphia, Dr. Phil Nicolaou’s Frequently Asked Questions (results may vary )
How long will it take me to see results? Well that all depends on how devoted you are to exercise and proper eating. You will feel it right away. The results should be noticeable within a month or so.
What if the scale doesn’t change? Keep in mind that muscle weights approximately 60% more than fat. Also keep in mind that the scale just sees weight. It can’t decipher between muscle weight and fat weight. Would you care if you were 5 LBS heavier but dropped 5 dress sizes?
I workout hard but my diet is lacking. I eat a few times a day, at most. Will I still see results? You may. Eating is arguably 80% of the equation. You break down muscle tissue when you train so you need to build it back up. You do that through proper nutrition. If you don’t eat right, your strength will be effected as well.
How important is sleep? Sleep is very important. It is the time that the body recovers! You can’t deprive your body of sleep and expect great results. To optimize your results you should aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night! If you don’t sleep enough, you won’t have the energy to workout.
How are you different than any other trainer? To start off, I listen to you and what your goals are. I do not put through a regular workout and just count reps and not motivate you to push through another rep another set. I motivate, reassure and get you results! Also I have been doing this for over 10 years. I am nationally certified. I have taken my education to the Master Trainer level, far surpassing the certified personal trainer level. I know what works and what doesn’t.So think about. A) 15 years of experience. B) 4 Master Personal Trainer Designations. C) Comprehensive nutrition and exercise right to your door D) a PhD E) Corrective Exercise ! It doesn’t stop there. I am also a Certified Wellness Coach and Certified Food Psychology Coach. Both allow me to help you explore ways to stick to your program, and rewire your brain for ultimate success. In addition, I have dual masters degrees, one in fitness training and the other in medical fitness specialization. To top if off, I use Polar heart rate monitors through my training sessions and clients see the difference! Can you think of any other trainer that uses Polar heart rate monitors? If so do they have my specialized training?
Can’t I just do cardio and lose weight? No. Weight training is what really contributes to fat loss. Think about it. Muscle is the furnace that burns calories throughout the day. Fat does not. The more muscle you have the more calories you burn throughout the day. A good combination that has been proven by science is a good amount of cardiovascular exercise and a good amount of weight training.
How often should I workout? At least 3 days a week for starters. You will need to add more in due time. It is called frequency and its one of, what trainers call FITTR variables that needs to change to keep your body changing. You eventually need to workout more than 3 times a week as a way of performing gradual progressive overload and added frequency on your body. Your body needs to adapt to different stresses placed on it,hence results, and it does that as you progressively add more exercise time, weight, reps … etc … all in moderation and done appropriately!In home Personal Trainer Philadelphia, Dr. Phil Nicolaou can put this plan together for you!
Do you endorse supplements? Well, before supplements are to be introduced into a workout routine, the individual needs to establish proper eating guidelines.