Rehab Fit: EGYM Training Program
The Rehab Fit training program allows you to slowly and gently work your way back to your normal performance level. Training methods and intensity follow optimal periodization to guarantee a successful return to your regular training program.
The Rehab Fit training program allows you to slowly and gently work your way back to your expected performance level. Training methods and intensity follow optimal periodization to guarantee a safe and successful return to your regular training program.
This training program is aimed at complete newcomers, or those whose current training goals are too intensive. Rehab Fit also works well for club customers who are recovering from an injury or have health issues preventing them from practicing ‘normal’ circuit training, as well as older customers who need a more gentle training regime.
The Four Phases of the Rehab Fit Training Program
Phase 1: Mobilization (regular) Mobilization
The initial phase focuses on mobilization. The smooth training using the particularly gentle regular training method improves mobility using low weight and moderate reps to improve joint and muscle mobility. This phase is the first step towards freedom from pain.
Phase 2: Activation (negative) Activation
The second phase uses the negative training method. By increasing intensity in the eccentric or lowering phase of a movement, the muscle can move the joints through a full range of motion in the shortening phase and increase muscle fibre activation through a greater load during the lengthening phase. This creates the optimal foundation for the subsequent Strength Initiation training.
Phase 3: Strength Initiation (regular)
Initiating/strengthening the muscles
Here, the goal is to build up and strengthen muscles via regular training using a higher training weight. Now that the muscles and joints have experienced small increases in movement range and resistance, they are primed to take on a greater load and improve strength endurance. The muscles are stimulated more in this phase, leading to growth.
Phase 4: Full Function (explonic)
The final phase introduces explonic training. The focus is on regaining the full function of the affected muscle and joint by introducing a power element into the program. Strength endurance (phase 3) is only part of the equation; now we need to improve the power and reaction time of the muscle to handle greater and more intense loads. This phase provides optimal preparation for other training programs, for example the General Fitness training program.
The four phases, each consisting of six training sessions, are designed to be completed over approximately three months. The EGYM Rehab Fit program is particularly suited to those looking for a gentle reintroduction to training after injury. The isokinetic training method protects the joints and thus minimizes the risk of injury caused by overexertion.