Keep It Simple Sweetheart!
This is a principal I learned early in my sales career. It was in reference to not overwhelming clients with too much information. Keeping it simple and sticking to the things necessary to give the buyer the information needed to make an educated buying decision.
Keeping it simple can also apply to working out. Too many times I see trainers as well as fitness enthusiasts trying the latest and greatest techniques from the monthly muscle/fitness magazines.
All that stuff is great and looks really cool, but unnecessary when it comes to a lean, toned body.
If you're looking to get maximum efficiency without a lot of time spent in the gym, then I suggest amping up your intensity and complete full body workouts 3 to 4 times per week. In addition to full body circuit workouts, cardio exercise should also be at a high intensity too. Now, if you have injuries, aren't very active at the moment or don't know your way around the gym, I suggest slowly working up to the training routines I'm focusing on this month.
Now, we've talked about this before. Circuit training workouts aren't new. Nor is there a secret to the exercises.
Although there are new chain gyms claiming that their training and certifications are the only ones that have these types of programs, circuit training and body weight training methods have been around for hundreds of years.
As long as you are working every muscle, during every workout and working right below a submaiximal level you will be guaranteed a lean, toned body before the holiday parties start!
An example of a circuit workout could include; squats, lunges, chest press, row, and shoulder press. This in its simplest form can give you unbelievable results.
In addition to challenging muscle, cardiovascular exercise should include interval training. Intervals are a combination of high intensity and low intensity segments. This allows the body rest times throughout the workout, but not enough to recover completely.
Intervals should only be completed when you are fully rested. Yes, you can perform them after weight training, however, you may need to modify the rest time accordingly.
An example of an interval would be using a treadmill. After a proper warm up, 5-10 minutes, start by running at a high pace (you can choose to sprint) something that puts you right at the high end of your THZ. 30 seconds or a minute, then followed by 30 seconds to a minute of light jogging or walking. Complete 5 to 10 times and follow with a cool down.
That's the basics to circuit and interval training.
If you are still unsure of performing these programs on your own, you can contact Trinity at404.966.KICK (5425) and we can assist you with options we have for getting you on the path to your fitness goals.
Trinity's Finish Strong! Boot Camp program is a great place to start! Contact us for more information or go to Finish Strong! boot camp.
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