The Science behind Lagree
There’s a reason Lagree Fitness is so popular. Well, actually, there are lots of reasons. The most important being, of course, that it works.
But why does it work? How does it work?
Before you think Lagree is just another fitness craze, here today and gone tomorrow, take a minute to learn a little about the science behind it.
Lagree is legit. We’ve got the results, AND we’ve got the science to back it up.
From the Lagree fitness website:
“Physical fitness is more than being able to run a long distance or lift heavy weights at the gym. Physical fitness is more than how long you worked out or at what intensity. While these are important measures of fitness, they only address single areas. Overall fitness is made up of five basic elements. Where many workouts and exercise regimens work to integrate as many of these elements as possible, Lagree Fitness meets all the elements to physical fitness; not just in one session, but in each and every move.”
Here are those 5 basic elements that make up overall fitness:
1. Cardiorespiratory Endurance
Cardiorespiratory endurance means the body’s circulatory and respiratory systems (heart and lungs) are able to supply fuel to the tissues and cells during continuous physical activity. To improve your cardiorespiratory endurance, do activities that keep your heart rate elevated at a safe level for a sustained length of time. Typically the aerobic system kicks in after 60 seconds of constant uninterrupted physical effort. An uninterrupted Lagree Fitness class will stimulate your cardiovascular system.
2. Muscular Strength
Muscular strength is the muscle’s ability to exert force during an activity. The key to making your muscles stronger is working them against resistance: weights, gravity, and/or springs. Lagree Fitness allows your body to train in counter-resistance to improve muscular strength.
3. Muscular Endurance
Muscular endurance is the muscle’s ability to perform during continuous movement without fatigue. In order to achieve muscular endurance, your muscles need to be pushed to fatigue. Lagree Fitness trains the muscles to a threshold of intensity that will stimulate improvement.
4. Body Composition
Body composition refers to the relative amount of muscle, fat, bone, and other vital parts of the body. The number you see on the bathroom scale may not change over time, but the scale does not assess how much of that body weight is fat and how much is lean mass (muscle, bone, tendons, and ligaments). Body composition is important to consider for health and managing your weight. Lagree Fitness promotes fat loss and lean muscle growth to improve the total body composition.
Flexibility is the range of motion around a joint. Good flexibility in the joints can improve postures and alignment as well as help prevent injuries through all stages of life. To improve flexibility, you must perform activities that lengthen the muscles. Lagree Fitness works the muscle in its length which improves flexibility.
As a bonus, here are two more elements Lagree Fitness provides:
6. Core Strength and Balance
Core strength is the body’s ability to stabilize during movement. It incorporates the abdominals, pelvis, lower back and diaphragm. Balance is the ability to maintain support with minimal sway. The torso is the body’s center of power, so strength and stability training will help prevent injuries and maintain proper alignment and posture. Lagree Fitness focuses heavily on core stabilizing exercises and maintaining proper form with each move.
7. Mental Health
Another element that is vital to the Lagree Fitness training method but not part of the Physical Fitness definition is mental health. Research continues to support the effects of a positive mind on the body. As the saying goes, “The heaviest weight to lift is the weight of a negative mind.”
Mental health is more than just positive thinking; it includes your self-esteem. How you feel about yourself affects all aspects of your life. People with high self-esteem are better at managing stress and avoiding self-destructive behaviors such as compulsive eating. High self-esteem helps you engage in healthy behaviors which directly impact your body composition.
Many of the success stories reported by Lagree students are not just about how Lagree has transformed their bodies, but how it has impacted their lives in a positive way.