October 05, 2015 / Category: Hammer Strength
How intense is your everyday exercise? Even if you diligently go to the gym five times per week, you can still improve your output and results by changing the pace of your workouts. The secret to amping it up? Learning how to HIIT.
June 16, 2015 / Category: Fitness Advisor
The popularity of high intensity interval training (HIIT) has been on the rise for years, and understanding how to successfully implement a HIIT program in your facility is essential. According to ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), HIIT involves repeated bouts of high intensity work followed by varied lower intense recovery times. The intense work periods are typically performed at or above 80% of the theoretical max heart rate, which should feel “hard or very hard” for the exerciser. And it varies in length from as short as 10 seconds to several minutes long. Recovery periods are usually performed at 40 to 50% estimated max HR, which should feel “very comfortable” to the individual and last the same length, less or more than the intense periods.
February 27, 2015 / Category: Fitness Advisor
Heavy weights versus light weights. To stretch, or not to stretch. Group fitness versus sweating solo. These fitness “debates” are all about personal preference. But when it comes to high-impact versus low-impact exercise, there might actually be a correct answer.