Start With Interval Fitness Training and Watch Your Weight Drop in Record Time!
Interval fitness training is by far the most effective form of pure weight loss. This is because by doing interval training your body will be replacing and building muscle that is normally burn by doing normal cardio work.
Interval training involves burst of high intensity activity followed by lower intensity spurts where your body can "catch up" and get ready for the next burst.
It can involve anything from running to cycling and from free weight training to bodyweight training.
Why Is It So Effective?
To understand why interval training is heads and tails above other forms of cardio training we have to dive into the body and find out what's going on in there.
It all revolves around how and what your body uses for fuel. When your body is training at a high intensity for shorter periods of time you will be burning off fat instead of muscle.
When doing long boring cardio your body will actually start using the muscle to fuel the body, as muscle is quicker to metabolise and turn to fuel. Want proof, look at the difference between long distance runners and sprinter.
Instead if your body is going through short burst of intense activity, it will instead be running off carbs and fat. It will have time to properly re-fuel the muscle in the recovery time.
Also the intense activity will actually stimulate the muscle, which will cause it to get stronger and grow instead of simply be used as a fuel source for the body.
On top of this, there is research that actually shows that the high intensity training will cause the body to actually increase its metabolism for up to six hours after the workout is complete.
The same studies show that the increased metabolism from conventional cardio stops once the exercise is complete.
Switch From Your
Boring Cardio Routine
Lets face it your cardio routine sucks. Its boring, not effective and it takes so much time out of your day. I mean are you getting the results that you want, or are you not getting any results at all?
Find out why you need to switch from your boring cardio routine and change that to an interval fitness training that actually works.
A routine that actually burns calories, builds muscle and gets you into the best shape of your life. The kind of shape that your favorite sports stars are in.
Bodyweight interval training is one of the best options when it comes to this.
Bodyweight Interval Fitness Training
One of the coolest forms of interval training is just using your bodyweight as resistance. You wouldn't believe how effective this is.
I am a firm believer in bodyweight training. Far to many people start out lifting weights that are too heavy for them, before they can even lift their bodyweight.
This causes injury and non-effective movements because the individual isn't doing the reps properly, usually because they can't handle the weight.
Bodyweight training interval style is honestly one of the most intense styles of interval fitness training.
By combining short rest periods with bodyweight exercises you will be putting the body through a world class workout that can be adjusted to suit beginners to super advanced and everyone in between.
Craig Ballantyne is the author of a program called Turbulence Training; he has been good enough to provide some of his bodyweight programs for us to use. Check them out below, if you think you got what it takes try the advanced program!
- Beginners Bodyweight Turbulence Training Program
- Intermediate Bodyweight Turbulence Training Program
- Advanced Bodyweight Turbulence Training Program
Interval Training at the Gym
Ofent I hear that Interval fitness training at the gym is an impossible task. I will admit that often it can seem very difficult.
Gyms are busy, people are fighting for different machines, leaving different weights on the machines.
They are generally just a crowded place and that doesn't work well when you are needing to use multiple pieces of equiptment at the same time.
Well I have a couple routines that will help. These routines are easy to maneuver even in a crowded gym.
Interval training is very important if you want to lose weight and get a lean ripped body, so please don't let things hold you back.
- 2 Great Beginner Interval Training Routines for the Gym
- 2 Great Advanced Interval Training Routines for the Gym
Try these out at the gym next time you are there.
Build Your Own Routine
Want to build your own interval routine? Check out this page with a complete list of interval training moves along with the most common interval times and an explanation of how each are used properly. You can actually build a interval fitness training routine that will fit your body perfectly.
The 80/20 Interval Fitness Training Rule
Combining interval fitness training with strength training is a form of training that has been coined turbulence training.
Getting all the necessities in one workout so that you get your workout done quickly with a ton of intensity. Often you can have a fantastic workout completed within 45 minutes.
Start your workout with a 5 minute bodyweight warm up. The warm up is not an option it is as much a part of the workout as any other part. After the warm up is complete, move on to the muscle building part of the workout.
This will last for approx 20 minute. You can train with barbells or dumbbells or even more bodyweight training. Just one real rule here; no using cheesy equipment.
We are looking for intensity, don't waste your time by slacking on the strength training.
Once done the strength training portion we head straight into the interval fitness portion of the workout. By combining your workout like this you make the most of your time.
Spend Your Time Well
Getting the most out of your workout and getting in and out of the gym in the least amount of time. No need to spend hours doing cardio, or working out every day of the week.
The old rule really rings true here. 80 percent of your results will come from 20 percent of your effort. So if this is true, why not really work on that 20 percent.
Focus on what works. There is no need to live on a treadmill doing boring cardio, build muscle and burn calories all in one great workout.
The one program that truly understands this concept is called turbulence training. It takes this concept and centers all your workouts on it.