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Fit Tip: The Fast and the Furious

 
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Monday Morning Fit Tip:

BUSY?  DO A QUICK & INTENSE WORKOUT!

worthitNo time to work out?  No problem!  Make your workout fast (30 minutes) and furious (high intensity*) to reap more benefits than a long session!

You’ll need to maintain high intensity and high energy during your quick workout in order to burn more calories than you would with a longer session.  *Beginners should start slowly and perfect their form before increasing intensity.

5 HIGH-INTENSITY WORKOUT TIPS:

  1. Try a group workout.  You get the benefit of experienced instructor or trainer checking your form and helping motivate you!
  2. Multi-task.  Choose exercises that use many muscle groups all at once (such as pushups, pull-ups, lunges with curls, and burpees).
  3. Intervals are your friend – instead of jogging steadily for 30 minutes, try walking 1 minute, then running the next.  Really push yourself during your run!
  4. Set a time limit.  Raising the intensity of your workout is a challenge, but if you commit to a short time limit such as 15 minutes, you’ll be much more likely to finish.
  5. Go fast and furious 2-3 times/week.  Try alternating high-intensity workout days with low-intensity ones.  Give your body rest and allow it to recover properly, and you’ll be training like a pro!

***BONUS:

Find great high-intensity workouts on our Pinterest page!

 

 

Sources:

http://115livres.tumblr.com/tagged/motivation

http://news.health.com/2013/07/24/get-the-most-out-of-a-minimalist-workout/

Kathie Brown

Certified NASM and AFAA Personal Trainer. Over 20 years experience. Specializes in weight loss, athletes and women body building and leaning out. Crossfit athlete, trains and competes in Crossfit competitions. Took the L1 Crossfit course and completed the judges course. Enjoys working with all levels and body types and loves seeing her clients get stronger and feel confident.

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