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Friday, March 10, 2017

Is H.I.T The Greatest Exercise Program Ever?

Is H.I.T The Greatest Exercise Program Ever? Maybe. There's a lot of buzz lately about H.I.T or High Intensity Training. It reported to be the most effective exercise program ever for to big reasons: Time and Effectiveness.

Now when we like of working out most people picture a gym/health club with sweaty men and women riding stationary bikes, running treadmills or pumping iron. Or you may think of Muscle Heads spending hours in the gym, grunting and groaning under huge weights.

If you have been paying attention to my recent posts you know that for most of us that the gym/health club is not required to get Functional Strong. As you know everything you need to get fit is right in your home or nearby school playground.

Hopefully you have started a program. Now let's take it to the next level with H.I.T.
 High Intensity Training is short burst of activity followed by a quick rest period before moving on to another group of exercises.

Here's an example:

After a warmup do two sets of jumping jacks for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds followed by two sets 20 seconds of  wall pushups. Take another 10 second rest and do two sets 20 seconds of lunges, 10 second rest and two sets 20 seconds of triceps dips using a chair.

That's it! Four exercises done rapid fire with a short rest period in between each for a total of four minutes.  Doesn't sound like much but you've just did a full exercise routine in less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee! But is this type of training effective?

You bet! Here's what's happening to your body.

1. You burn more calories faster than regular exercise programs.
2. You never get bored.
3. You can do them anywhere.
4. You'll build stronger and leaner faster.
5. Your increased your endurance faster.
6. It's a great way, maybe the best to start building functional strength.
7. It only takes minutes not hours!

There's a lot of science behind H.I.T which you can research thru a Google search. Done properly it is intense so I advise you to start with 20 second bursts and gradually increase the duration. You can mix up the exercises so you are working the major core muscles and increase the exercise sets or types of exercises as you become stronger. But don't over due it! Most of us will get good results doing H.I.T twice a week. Research has shown that the results of doing H.I.T lasts up to 48 hours.

So there you have it! you now know that exercise will make your body younger and it'll only take a few minutes a couple of times a week.

So let me ask you again: What's Your Excuse?!

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