As a physiotherapist and personal trainer, clients often ask me, “How often should I work out to achieve my fitness goals?” I believe this is an important question to ask as sorting out how often you should work out will set you on your path to success in reaching your fitness goals.
The answer to this question is dependent on a few questions that you must first ask yourself in order to be sure you’re starting on the right foot and not biting off more than you can chew. Remember, achieving fitness goals often takes time and dedication. Therefore, arming yourself with as much knowledge and devising a solid game plan is essential. Here are three questions to ask yourself to determine how often you should work out and why.
What Are Your Fitness Goals?
When someone is just starting on their fitness journey they are often very excited to get started and are prepared to dive right into a new fitness routine. But one of the first questions you should ask before determining how often you should work out is “what are your fitness goals?”
Using the most popular fitness goals as an example, most people are aiming to lose weight and body fat, tone their physique, or build muscle. With that in mind, each of these goals requires a different workout frequency each week. Let’s take a closer look at these next.