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Ramp up Your Results With HIT

Discover the Benefits of High Intensity Strength Training

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  • YMWONG22
    Good to know. Thanks.
  • I like lifting but I don't go as heavy as I used to...
  • I go to a gym class 3 times a week where we do this for 60 minutes,we repeat each exercise 15 times. As in the weights etc.When we use the equipment in the class,bikes, treadmill etc. we go at high speed for 20 seconds at a time. I found out I burn the same many calories by watching the stats. on the machines this way then before I started the gym on my own and tried to go faster & faster on my own. I benefit and do not feel like I am overdoing it. I also walk during the week as well. Total about 10 hours of exercise per. week. i am 54 years old and find this much easier. The gym instructor works at 4 hospitals with rehab. therapy for the patients and is sending everyone to a dietitian at our local hospital. It is free through our basic government medical plan. It will take time to get in. Then they both work together on our health! Not many gyms do this type of training.
  • Some of these techniques also apply to cardio.
  • I keep wanting an article about plateauing as that always seems to happen to me.
  • MDELGADO66
    Thank you for a clear and informative article on high intensity strength training. It was a good read and I recommend it to those who are just getting started doing HIT.
  • This writer is the best.
  • Well written and easy to understand. This is my gym day for weights and I am certainly going to slow it down and see what happens.
  • This is something I should do since I'm getting bored with the usual way of lifting with weights.
  • I do ST with Chalean Extreme by Beachbody and this is the principle that those videos go by. Each exercise is only one set, but depending on which phase you are in, they range from 6-8 reps to 10-12. Perfect form, slow controlled movement, and heavy weights to reach fatigue. LOVE IT.
  • PESKIGIRL
    I read the book "Body for Life" by Bill Philips, and he also mentions this kind of strength training -I found it really does work. The trainer at the gym helping me out to switch my routine every couple of months also helps a lot.

    Awesome article, and very well-written, thank you!
  • I do the slow controlled movements all the time. Lifting heavier isn't a goal of mine beyond doing it to build muscle. Besides - I have an old creaky body and using momentum to lift something would surely wound that spine of mine.
  • NKOUAMI26
    I tried the HIT principle today when I was at the gym and I really felt my muscles working. I couldn't even do the regular 20reps/set that I usually do but I felt more burn in the muscles. I will definitely keep up with this new technique and see how it works for me.
  • KLR0319
    Coach Dean, this would be awesome to incorporate into a Challenge somehow, especially for those who are trying to build muscle. GREAT ARTICLE

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