No matter what exercise intensity you do, make it the right one!
ARE you training at the right exercise intensity? The intensity can be resistance and/or repetitions.
In the TnT Fitness Boot Camp, we do everything by time. So, if you need to change up the intensity, you have to change the resistance. With only 30 seconds, your options are slim.
Depending on the exercise, you might get 10 push ups, 4-5 get ups, or 15 squats. Since there’s always ways to modify, we can always make it more challenging.
Building strength requires more weight and less reps and endurance is the opposite. To burn more calories remember to go as heavy as you can for 12-15 reps. This will cause you to use as many muscle fibers as possible to burn the most calories.
Use the big movements for the most metabolic (most caloric burn) cost. The more joints moving, the better. Think arm curls compared to band rows. If you’re stuck with just a set of dumbbells and WANT to do arm curls, squat at the same time. Your ankle, knee, hip, shoulder and elbow joints are getting involved.
Just remember, ask questions. I love talking about how to get the most out of the workout. I just have a hard time shutting up. 🙂
If you do have any questions regarding anything in this post, please contact me and I’ll help you out. In the meantime, you can check out my web site to see what’s up with Custom Fitness.