Tagged: HIIT

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2018 Resolution – You Have NO EXCUSES This Year

As I posted awhile back, I’ve been doing the Crossfit AMRAP (as many reps as possible) work out Cindy a few times week. This work out is perfect for me. It’s 20 minutes of nonstop exercise using bodyweight. You do a circuit of 5 pull ups, 10 push ups, and...

Question – Will HIIT Cause You to Lose Gains?

Question – Will HIIT Cause You to Lose Gains?

Answer – The short answer is yes if you mean size. No, if you mean strength or endurance or health. Muscle size includes the stored glycogen. Glycogen is the stored form of sugar, and its presence holds water, too. If your gains are about sheer size of muscle, then you...

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Split Your Minute for the Perfect HIIT

Simple is what I like. Too often, I run across work outs shared by trainers that have funky moves that require me to learn them before I can get a good work out from them. On the other hand, a simpler work out won’t often let me progress (or modify if...

Work Out – Metabolic Nightmare

Work Out – Metabolic Nightmare

I like to get feedback immediately after a work out. I’m used to getting 4-5 stars from clients (on a scale of 1-5). I record the feedback and decide how to use or modify the routine in the future. Last night, we had our Tuesday HIIT group, five clients who varied...

The New Year’s Day Work Out – Oh Yes We Did!

The New Year’s Day Work Out – Oh Yes We Did!

We rocked the studio with HIIT Small Group Training today and had personal training clients, too. We know how you want to start the new year full speed…and so do we! Our “Welcome to 2016” HIIT was a tough ten minutes of cardio and strength intervals, followed by a core kicker to make...

HIIT vs HVIT – A Hungry Tiger or Killer Bees?

HIIT vs HVIT – A Hungry Tiger or Killer Bees?

Intensity takes practice. It takes practice in thought and in body. For our Primal program, we recommend lots of low-intensity cardio (walking, not running) with brief, high-intensity training (HIT). HIT can focus on strength, cardio, endurance, performance, or power. One kind of HIT uses intervals of varying intensity and length;...

Steady State or HIIT — Or Both!

Steady State or HIIT — Or Both!

ACE Fitness has a nice post about the differences, advantages, and disadvantages between steady state (SS) workouts and high intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts. SS are moderate intensity one-hour workouts. They’re most of the classes at box gyms. They’re also the strength, body-building type workouts we do with our small...

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Testing EPOC

IDEA Fitness Journal for April 2015 has a fantastic article about the advantages of high-intensity training. The big advantage is excess post exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). What that fancy word means is your body keeps burning fuel (mostly fat) for minutes, hours, days after your exercise. So what’s the best...

12 Minute Athlete App – Great Choice For Anyone

12 Minute Athlete App – Great Choice For Anyone

A friend turned me on to a new fitness app, and I wanted to share it with you. It’s from the 12 Minute Athlete website. The website offers free workouts and inspiration. Now, it offers an app. The app is “12 Minute Athlete“. There’s a free version and one that costs $2.99. I highly...