Friday, September 7, 2012

Do a lot in a little amount of time!

First there was interval training...

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!

In Health,

Timothy and Lindsay

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