Then High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)....
Now there's Tabata training....
There are some slight differences between the three, but the general concept is the same: work really hard, have short lengths of active recovery/rest, and repeat for 30 minutes or less.
We are HUGE supporters and fans of this type of training. It is clearly the most efficient way to workout: you see the greatest results in the shortest amount of time. Your cardiovascular endurance improves vastly, your metabolism goes through the roof, you burn more fat/calories in those short workouts than you do when you do steady-pace cardio, and you can do it with or without equipment!
Some examples of this type of training:
AMRAP circuits (As Many Rounds as Possible) - here's a video of one Lindsay did:
Tabata Workout - here's a video of one Timothy did:
Please note that our fur-baby Bo makes cameos in both videos....he likes fitness too!
Complete programs you can invest in: TurboFire and Insanity! (We use them both!!)
We love to do Zuzana Light's workouts, called ZWOWs, too. She's super sweet and has a body to die for! Her YouTube channel is HERE.
And the best part is - you can tailor it to your level, what you have available to you, etc. If you're just starting out and haven't invested in even a set of dumbbells yet - NO FEAR. Go to the nearest park or just out on your road/street/driveway and do 30 seconds running/sprinting, 10 seconds rest, and keep repeating for about 15-20 minutes!
We hope you try one of these soon and let us know how it goes!
Timothy and Lindsay