Reps and Workouts: Why They’re Important
“Why do I always need to do reps of the same exercise over and over again during a FizzUp level?” Even experienced FizzUp users often ask themselves this question. It’s not always easy to see the point in doing reps of an exercise. Trust your FizzUp trainer. There’s a good reason why brings together reps and workouts.
What’s a rep?
- bending followed by extending,
- raised and lowered positions,
- and/or a movement on the left and then on the right side of your body.
When you do a reverse lunge to high knee, one rep is when you do a lunge on the right AND the left side of your body. One push-up rep is when you lower your body to the floor and then come back up.
Doing a rep correctly depends not only on your body’s range of motion and position, but also on the tempo you use when doing the exercise. Don’t go too fast, especially when you lower and raise your body. This helps you the entire movement and makes the exercise as effective as possible. You actually work your muscles more if you do the exercise slowly as you come back up. To find the best tempo to do the exercise, go the same speed as the FizzUp model in the application.
Factors that influence your progress
There are factors that influence your progress and results. Get in the know so that you actively keep moving forward toward your goal and can better understand what makes your FizzUp program tick.
Doing the exercise correctly
When you start a new workout level, take a minute to get familiar with the new exercises it includes. Read the exercise instructions and notice the positions your model uses in the application. Knowing how to do the exercise correctly before you start your evaluation is extremely important. Pause your workout and open the exercise instructions. You’ll see how the exercise is done and get tips from the FizzUp trainer so that you can avoid making any mistakes.
Doing an exercise correctly is crucial, because this has an impact on:
- how difficult the exercise feels to you,
- how effective the exercise is,
- and how your progress is measured.
Not using a full range of motion when doing the movements will reduce an exercise’s overall effectiveness. Always using a full range of motion guarantees total development for your muscles. To find out the recommended range of motion, be sure to read the exercise instructions. Never put your joints in a weakened position. For example, while doing bench dips, never let your shoulders go below your elbows. Putting your legs in the wrong place, arching your back or forgetting to breathe during the exercise are just as dangerous and can cause injury or make the exercise less effective. Don’t wait! Learn how to do the exercises correctly from the time you start doing them. You’ll see your results skyrocket!
Before starting a new level on FizzUp, feel free to take some time to practice the different exercises so that you can get used to them. Some exercises are more technical than others, so if you’re not sure how to do them correctly, sign up for the FizzUp Premium Motivation Package. This gives you the ability to send a video of you doing the exercise to your FizzUp Expert. They’ll correct your posture if needed and give you any advice you need for optimal fitness training.
Doing exercise reps
The other crucial factor that has an impact on your progress is doing reps of an exercise. This is an important way to measure how your physical abilities are evolving and how much progress you’re making. The more reps of an exercise you can do in a set, the better your physical fitness will be. That’s why reps and fitness training go hand in hand if you want to get any results at all.
Your ability to do reps of an exercise is the best way to tell how much strength, muscular endurance and agility you have. If you can’t do at least 10 reps of a single exercise yet, that means you’re still building your muscle strength. Then, when you can do more than 10 reps, you’ll be strong enough to start building your strength endurance. This is the ability to repeat an exercise against a resistance for an extended period of time.
Practice makes perfect. High-level athletes don’t stop doing several reps of an exercise once they can do it perfectly. That’s why it’s crucial to do reps during your workout. Your muscles have a memory. Just like your “actual” memory, they save the information you give them and then adapt as a result. They need do reps of an exercise over and over again in space until the exercise is learned. By gradually increasing the number of reps you do, you’ll expand your muscles’ memory and get better at the exercise. That’s why you don’t have the same exercises when you go from one level on FizzUp to the next. You need to move on to other exercises to work other muscle groups. You can come back to them later and continue to make progress.
Reps and workouts follow the same logic: you can’t make progress without a workout that’s based on exercise reps. Luckily, with update 1.18, you can get a series of different exercises for every workout for more fun and variety. Which exercise do you love doing reps of?