Progressive Resistance Training
If you enjoy being active and exercising, but you’ve noticed that you’ve hit somewhat of a “plateau” with your progress? H progressive resistance training at Arvada Physical Therapy Professional might be a solution to your problem.
Our physical therapy clinic in Arvada is proud to offer progressive resistance strength training for building muscle, losing weight, and getting stronger. We work with our patients one on one in the gym to help them recover. If you think progressive resistance training might be a good fit for you, contact Arvada Physical Therapy today to schedule a consultation.
What is progressive resistance training?
The National Institute of Health defines progressive resistance training (PRT) as “a type of exercise where participants exercise their muscles against some type of resistance that is progressively increased as their strength improves.” Our bodies adapt to our exercise routines, which is why we need to switch things up and challenge ourselves to continue to see muscle growth and improved levels of fitness.
Successful resistance training has many different components, including but not limited to, the following:
Your fitness program
This consists of different types of training, such as aerobic, flexibility, strength training, and exercises to improve balance
being used– different weights or other types of resistance
Different kinds of exercises
Specific movements can be used to strengthen a particular muscle or group of muscles
This refers to the number of times you continuously repeat each exercise in a set
It’s important to change up your workout routine and introduce new exercises to challenge your muscles and force them to adapt and strengthen
Make sure to rest between sets! Rest periods vary depending on the intensity of exercise being undertaken
Your muscles need time to repair and adapt after a workout. Resting the muscle group for up to 48 hours before working them again is a good way to prevent injury
There are also tons of physical and mental health benefits that can be achieved through resistance training! Some of the most common include:
- More energy
- Improved muscle strength and tone
- Weight management
- Prevention of heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, or other illnesses
- Better balance and mobility
- Improved posture
- Lower risk of injury
- Better sleep
If you have been injured and you’re noticing that it’s harder for you to perform certain exercises or maintain muscle strength, progressive resistance training may benefit you. One of our skilled physical therapists in Arvada can help you on your journey to achieving your goals.
What to expect during your resistance training
There are several ways your Arvada Physical Therapy Professional physical therapist may choose to work with you during your progressive resistance training. They may choose to use medicine balls, free weights, resistance bands, weight machines, suspension equipment, and of course, your own body weight will be utilized as well.
At your first appointment, your physical therapist will conduct a comprehensive examination that will determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs. Afterwards, they will design your individualized treatment plan. If they think that progressive resistance training will benefit you, they will incorporate time for you to spend in the gym during your in-office appointments.
Call us today
You deserve to feel your best and hit all of your fitness goals. Our knowledgeable and experienced physical therapists are ready to assist you every step of the way as you challenge and strengthen your body. Contact our office in Arvada today with any questions, or to set up your first appointment with one of our therapists!