9. Get your homework
Working out between sessions is just as important as what you do during that hour. So if your trainer doesn’t give you “homework” for your off days, request it, says Mellinger. “Ask for specific guidelines as to what activities or exercises you should do, including intensity and duration of the exercises.” If you train total body with your trainer, on off days he may suggest cardio, a lighter version of what you do together, or cross-training with your favorite sport.
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