The last few weeks have flown by – hence the lack of posts. I think I’ve come up with a plan to better schedule in some blogging time so I’m more consistent with posts now.
The first week or two of school is all about getting the lay of the land and checking out the profs. I’m really liking mine – they’ve spent a lot of time in the fitness industry so they really know their stuff. We’ll also be spending some time in the gym instead of the classroom for two of my classes. Needless to say the time goes by a lot quicker when we’re in the gym than sitting at a desk listening to a lecture.
This is the third week of classes, and it already feels like I’ve done a ton of work. Last week we had a quiz (I rocked it with 100%) about the basics of program design. I also had to do a presentation about Romanian deadlifts for my strength training class. I shared that they’re a great exercise for your lower body, specifically working your hamstrings (semitendonosis, semimembranosis, and biceps femoris muscles), as well as your butt (gluteus maximus). Next time you’re in the gym try a set or two of them.
I’m also taking physiology and intro to nutrition. I now know the details of how muscles work and it’s pretty cool how many things have to happen for a muscle to contract. Our bodies are so impressive! For my nutrition class we had to keep a food journal for a few days and then analyze it to see how our diet stacked up in terms of macro and micronutrients. Apparently I need to be eating quite a bit more protein.
This afternoon I’m reading about warm ups and flexibility for strength training workouts. This stuff is so interesting – I’m really glad I took a chance and applied to the personal training program last year. I can’t wait to be training with clients in a year and a half! #personaltrainer #strengthtraining #student #mru #mrulife #pt
I have a feeling this semester is going to be a lot more work than my first one. It’s also really interesting stuff though, so I can’t complain. Over the weekend I did some reading about warm ups specifically for strength training workouts. I think that’s a topic that only someone who’s into fitness would appreciate. One of my next assignments will be to put together a package for potential new clients. We’re expected to make sure that everything is branded and looks professional. Even though I still have a year and a half until I graduate and start working with clients, I’m excited to start thinking ahead already.