Now, more than ever people are working longer, are more stressed and are failing to make time to exercise, resulting in weight gain from inactivity and eating too many calories.
One way to cut your training time in half is to do High Intensity training.
This is a form of progressive resistance training characterised by a high level of effort and relatively brief and infrequent workouts. It has endured the test of time and dozens of peer-reviewed scientific studies.
The HIT philosophy represents the preferred technique to use for total body conditioning in a single workout in the safest, most effective and most time efficient manner possible.
A typical workout comprises of 10- 12 exercise or less, with one set on each exercise. One of the main difference you will see with this type of workout is the focus on the quality of the exercise rather than quantity.
2 people could perform 10 reps of a barbell curl but one person would achieve alot more from the exercise if performed in a slow and correct manner. The level of intensity will dictate how your body will respond and adapt to the exercise. Intensity relates to how hard your muscles are actually working on any given set of an exercise.
Exercises are normally carried out to a point where the person cannot perform another rep in good form. This is something that normally takes a while to build up to and is as much a mental effort as it is physical!
Here are some of the benefits of High Intensity training:
- Increased metabolic rate – Lean muscle tissue burns more calories.
- Contributes to fat loss
- Improves Cardiovascular efficiency.
- Saves time.
- Low risk of injury.
- Improved blood lipids.
- Scientifically designed.
- Builds Strength.
Listen to what Grainne, one of my previous clients and a busy Mom said:
I have been training with Nigel since the start of the year and would wholeheartedly recommend him as a trainer. He pushes me to work hard and I come out of all the sessions knowing I have had a really good (enjoyable!) workout. My strength has improved greatly and I came to him with an aspiration to be able to do chin ups which I have achieved. I really enjoy training with him and being able to get in and out in 30-40 minutes and still make the progress I have made, is a huge benefit as a busy working mother.
If you’d like to see how it can benefit you then click here and fill out the form for a free trial.