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 15 squats and repeat for 20 minutes. That’s it! You can modify the exercise as needed — I mean, few of us can do strict pull ups, right? Do jumping pull ups or suspension pull ups (my favorite is using the TRX). Try to throw in full pull ups and...

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Question – What should I do if I hit a plateau and adapted to HIIT and my diet is pescatarian? 

Question – My goal is to lose fat, tone up, and maintain my weight loss long term. HIIT was initially effective then I plateaued. I eat pescatarian and watch my carbs. Answer – It sounds like you mean you have lost some weight but want to lose more? Or perhaps you have gained back some that you initially lost with your new diet/exercise? Either way, there are 3 things to consider: The intensity of your exercise The fat in your diet Sleep and stress Exercise Exercise will reduce most visceral fat (the kind around your organs) but not much subcutaneous fat...

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 want to eat plenty of good carbs along with protein, drink lots of water, and get lots of sleep to build and keep muscle from being utilized for fuel. You want to do high-volume work outs and rest adequately between sets to recover your slow twitch fibers while burning out...

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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 I’m not sharp that day). I like to be in charge of my work out on my day, and I hate wasting my time. I want it good every time! HIIT Variety One technique I use a lot with my HIIT groups is a 5-exercise work out varied by time....