Tag: strength training

Order of Exercise Categories

There is some controversy around the “correct” order of exercises. So, I will share what I’ve learned through the years and why I recommend this order. Start with a gentle cardio warm-up. This is usually a slower version of the activity you’re about to do. This loosens up your body and gets more blood to […]

Categories of Exercise

There are four main types of exercise: cardiorespiratory, strengthening, flexibility, and balance. Cardio is repetitive movements of large muscle groups. Strengthening exercises involve overloading the muscles. Flexibility exercises are designed to increase joint range of motion. Balance exercises improve agility and stability. On the surface, these seem straightforward, and they can be. Cardio can be […]

Proper order of weight lifting exercises

Clients often ask why we do exercises in a certain order. There is a method to all. So let’s discuss the reasoning. Compound exercises and large muscle groups first. This is because compound movements involve muscles of different sizes. Therefore, if we tire out the smaller muscles with isolated exercises first, then the larger muscles […]