How to Keep it Intense Part 2

Last time we showed you how to get the most out of your weight training, and today we’ll keep it even simpler as we discuss High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T) and give you an example that will spice up your training regime.

If you’ve been doing the regular gym routine of “20 minutes treadmill, 20 minutes bike, 20 minutes cross-trainer” and have found little or no change in your body shape, don’t worry you’re not alone.

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How to Keep it Intense Part 1

In the last post I gave you some general guidelines on how to make your workout more effective. Today we’ll go into a little more detail about what type of exercises and workouts are required to reach the body composition and fitness goals you want to achieve.

So here’s the science bit: There are 2 acronyms which lie at the heart of good programme design as it relates to body composition.

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Keep It Intense!

There are many reasons, that I’ve seen, why people do not reach their health and fitness goals. A lack of motivation and/or not having a well-structured goal usually leads to the main culprit: no regular, meaningful exercise.

But even among those people who make the effort to train regularly, there is one big factor that is preventing them from achieving the results that they seek: the intensity of the workout. Or, more accurately, the lack of it.

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Lessons From A Diary 3: Rev It Up!

Although it’s not the most important part of a weight-loss programme, a well-designed training plan will have a very big impact on the success or otherwise of that programme. As part of the Bootcamp in Ennis, all clients report to me on their training outside of class, and this information allows me to see where they can improve.

You may have heard of the F.I.T.T. Principle in relation to training: it stands for Frequency, Intensity, Type and Time and is basically a set of rules, or guidelines, which allow you to get the most from your training routine. Let’s have a look at each of these components and we’ll discuss some areas where I’ve found that a lot of new trainees need to up their game.

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