I have some news that is good for some and bad for others. There is a workout that does it all – hill running. This is good news for those of you that truly have a problem with fitting exercise into your daily schedule. It’s bad news for you folks out there that just use time as an excuse – you can’t use it anymore.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you’re well aware that High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a hot topic in fitness and sports training. And, unlike most fitness trends that come and go like clothing styles, HIIT isn’t going anywhere because it’s based on a solid foundation of research showing its benefits on body fat reduction and improving fitness and conditioning.
If you ask anyone while they are exercising why they are doing it, the most common answer may be “because I am burning calories!” The combination of the caloric expenditure from exercise plus a healthy caloric consumption is the enticing motivation to the exerciser who is seeking optimal weight loss.
Can early morning fasted cardio help you lose fat faster than other cardio methods? In order to comprehend how cardio on an empty stomach could be beneficial, we first need to understand why it would work.
Spinning is a nice alternative because it is easy on the joints, burns a lot of calories and can be done in a group setting, such as a spin class, or alone and the weather indoors is usually a lot more consistent.
It’s important to have a plan when it comes to attacking the ‘mill. Start with a recovery-style workout like “The Easy Workout” first and continue with something with more intensity (like the “Interval Workout”) on day two, and so on and so forth. Try not to do two high-intensity workouts back-to-back for optimal training and recovery.
“Not only will this four-minute workout challenge and develop your aerobic system, as it has done for Olympic athletes, but it’s also proven to result in shocking anaerobic strength gains!”
Want to get a runner’s body and improve your running skills? World-class trainer David Siik knows exactly what it takes.
Barbell complexes are one of the best ways to improve conditioning, shred body fat and build up your lean muscle. Instead of using boring steady-state cardio on your conditioning days, you can easily substitute the barbell complex a few days per week.
Jumping rope is not just for the playground. This high-intensity exercise builds aerobic and anaerobic capacity just as well as sprinting does.