Measuring intensity can be important for your aerobic activity. The intensity (or level of demand placed on your body) should be high enough that you are benefiting from the exercise but not so high that....well...you pass out! The only accurate way to do this is to hook yourself up to expensive lab equipment and not only would it be too bulky and inconvenient to pull behind you during your morning run, it would probably clash with what you were wearing.
When speaking with clients and potential clients, personal trainers are often asked their opinions about the latest fad in the exercise industry. I can't count how many times I am asked my view on such workouts as P90X, CrossFit, etc. While these are good workout programs that certainly have their place with certain segments of the population, I do not recommend them for beginners or people who have returned to exercise after a long lapse. For these clients, it is important to first master correct posture and form before jumping in to more advanced levels of exercise.
Probably during these extreme training or competition events you fill like you’re getting your value as an extreme conditioning enthusiast. This is likely very true on the short. However, extended activities in this range of intensity can deplete body recovery systems enough to intensify injury issues such as overuse injuries. Using periodization will allow for breaks to this intensity. Also, having physicals prior to engaging and reengaging the periods of the extreme conditioning will help identify possible negative effects.
LET'S BE HONEST................................. When it come to health and fitness I am not perfect. Sometimes I1. Eat badly2. Lack motivation3. I have "one to many"Could go on and on but I won't. You get the picture. I struggle with some of the very same things you do. But I make up for this by1. 80/20 rule. 80% good. 20% not so good.2. Training with intensity and using my whole body.3.
I get asked this question quite a bit. The research is in and if you are already a fit adult at any age, I may add, you may be ready for it. I recommend you working with a certified personal trainer who can safely access when you are ready for this type of training. A researcher by the name of Tabata found that 8 rounds of 20 seconds of bike riding followed by only 10 seconds of rest increases fitness levels, decreases body fat and will even help you lose weight. This study was done with a cardio type of training and not heavy weight lifting like they do in Crossfit.
So lately I've been following the Insanity workout and have been enjoying it. Yes I said enjoying it. In less than a month I will take on the Insanity Certification and cannot wait. This fall I will begin teaching Insanity classes at The Body Mill. If high intensity interval Training is the challenge you are looking for then stop on in. The results from Insanity are amazing. This is actually my second time doing the program. Almost anyone can do Insanity. The key is to follow your own pace and listen to your body. Rest when needed.
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is not a new exercise fad, nor a aimless approach to eliminate aerobic training's inevitable redundancy for the general fitness population. It is a research-backed, fundamental pillar that all ages and abilities can utilize. The use of HIIT has ranged from Olympic athletes, to cardiac rehab patients. The recent surge of HIIT into the general fitness population is here to stay. What is HIIT?
Benefits of Cross Training Lots of people have a favorite type of exercise or a favorite cardio machine they use at the gym. While it is great that they enjoy exercising, there are many benefits to switching up your routine and cross training- varying your fitness program by combining different types of exercise activity.