Has your normal strength training routine gone a bit...stale? Tired of putting in hours at the gym but not getting the expected results? It could be time to ramp up your workouts with high-intensity training, or HIT.|
Originally developed in the 1970s by trainers and coaches of professional athletes, HIT is a specialized approach to strength training that has shown to provide better results in less time and with less risk of injury. These perks make HIT suitable for many people, including non-athletes and those simply trying to lose weight and become more fit, regardless of age or gender.
HIT is demanding, both physically and mentally. As with any form of high-intensity exercise, you need to be in good basic health and free from any significant cardiovascular risk factors and muscle or joint problems that could limit your capacity to exercise safely at a more demanding level. If you have any doubts or concerns, consult your doctor before trying any of these techniques.
Principles of HIT
1. The Secret to Achieving Perfect Form
You're doing it right if the target muscle is trembling, shaking and burning during your last repetition. Pain in a joint or a non-target muscle is usually a red flag that your form is wrong. Implementing the perfect form principle is mainly a matter of focus and concentration. You need to pay close attention to the “rules” of good form at all times during your workout (including proper breathing and body position) and to your timing.Continued ›
Article created on: 2/13/2017
Ramp up Your Results With HIT
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