Training Techniques

Training Techniques

High Intensity Interval Training – revisted

I have spoken about high intensity interval training before in this blog and as with other concepts that have been spoken on again, I am back to providing some more information that would benefit you from using HIIT. This cardio style is generally what you see done, to provide the physique that most sprinters have. As you can see from the picture, exceedingly long sessions of cardio doesn’t yield the maximum amount of muscle but with HIIT, you can retain your muscle or even build it, while perform some intense cardio for short spurts, rather than very long ones. The thing about all these different forms of cardio, is the different tweaks that can be done to it, to keep the intensity going. There is no point to get good at something and keep at it, because that would just be you at a maintenance level rather than at a fat loss level. We all know the body is able to adapt, so once it does, this is one tweak you can make to your every loving HIIT session and keep the fat loss coming!

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Really working that muscle

I am writing this post because recently I was training my mom at the gym and I just realized along with some others at my gym, that form is something they’ve thrown out of the window. People think that lifting weights and just putting them down is sufficient but lack the understanding that proper form with reasonable weight, will produce better results than half-reps of heavy weights unless proper form is performed previously. In this article, I am going to talk about how to really work that muscle and reap the best benefits from working out, in the first place. I see it time and time again and wish I could assist those in the gym with performing those exercises properly, but it’s not my place really and people tend to love to be left alone while training. What I do know, is that at least through this article, I can get my readers to perform their exercises properly, and give them an idea on how to know they are performing those exercises with proper form.

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Supersets

Anyone who’s now getting into the fitness lifestyle, tend to follow the normal path and focus on the basics. This is very good for progress and to prevent injury, but as one progresses, they need to venture off into other aspects of weight lifting that can yield some awesome results. Generally, we focus on doing one exercise, for 1 set, with one body part and then break for 45-60 seconds and then move onto the same body part, doing the same exercise. With supersets, you’re going to be allowed to continuously work on a particular muscle group, but utilize another exercise for that body part. There are different variations to supersets to make it more challenging as time goes by and to also make it more interesting, basically tricking your body into continuously growing to adapt to the new challenges and never become stagnant and stalling from the lack of new stimulation. For this article though, I am going to focus on the basic premise behind supersets and the basic routine that goes along with it. Later on, I will expand with other forms of supersets in other articles in the future. If you are interested in incorporating supersets into your routine, I suggest you continue reading! 🙂

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