Different Ways To Keep Fit
Do you know all there is to know about how to keep fit? If you’ve been to a yoga class or a spin class, you’ll know all about how to keep fit. Or do you? Looking beyond the traditional ways, like cardio and boxercise, there are methods that aren’t talked about as much as you would like your gym instructor too. Here are some of the ways that people keep fit without resorting to fancy equipment.
What Exercising Style Is For You?
High-Intensity Interval Training
Commonly abbreviated to HIIT. It is a great way to break down exercising into one hard-hitting session that targets all areas. It is a great alternative to cardio. After long finishing it, you are still burning calories! Doing a run may be great for some alone time but it is time-consuming, to run for an hour every day adds an hour to your time!
Try this one instead of running for 5 miles every day and burning off a few pounds. Doing HIIT in the space of 20 minutes is cost effective for the business minded people! The basics of it are doing flat out “can’t breathe” exertion, followed by a period of moderate rest.
Using the popular example of a tabata sprint It works like this:
- Run flat out as fast as you can: 40 secondsWalk at a moderate pace: 20 seconds
- Run again as fast as you can: 40 seconds.
- Walk moderately: 20 seconds
Continue this for 20 minutes or until you can’t do anymore. Be warned, it may make you sick, as the intensity is… well, intense.
Body By Science
A method that has its origins in biochemistry. Body By Science is probably the most time-saving process to exercising out there! It is based on the method of breaking down the muscle fibres, which is the goal in any gym session. But this method is breaking them down at an extremely quick rate. How this is achieved is by lifting the weight very VERY slowly.
The TUL (time under load) is the factor in which your muscle erosion is measured. An upward move needs to be 25 to 35 seconds, then the weight is held (but not “bone on bone”) and then down for another 25 to 35 seconds.
It is done on equipment instead of free weights for safety reasons, and has only 5 core moves:
- Seated Row (Upper Body Pull)
- Chest Press (Upper Body Push)
- Overhead Press
- Leg Press
Doing all these exercises need to be in quick succession, and you will need a spotter. Not for the safety aspect, but you will want to give up. Recovery time is about 5 to 7 days, so don’t think about doing gym work in between. But only if you are really fit you can try it with HIIT.
If you are looking for a new way to keep fit, give these two a go. See which one is suitable for your workout needs, or combine them both! The great thing about all of these approaches is the time management side. You don’t need to be in the gym 5 to 7 days a week anymore, so you can spend more time with your family and enjoy your life!