Archive for May 24th, 2010
In order to achieve the best results, most personal trainers and fitness professionals recommend a high intensity workout. It’s been shown that brief periods where our muscles are pushed to their limits can increase their strength. For example, if runners include sprinting for about 30 seconds for each mile ran, their leg muscles become stronger over time when compared to regular running. This principle can be applied to weight training, exercises, and even stretching.
The science behind high intensity workouts involves the ripping of the muscle tissues, which our bodies then repair. Each time the muscle tissue is ripped, it becomes a little bit stronger. Thus, high intensity workouts rip the muscle tissues, and make those muscles sore. The soreness indicates that the exercise is working. The old “no pain, no gain” motto translates well when it comes to fitness. If you don’t have the fortitude or willpower to push yourself to the breaking point, a video like the Insanity Workout can help you get there.
Weighted gloves can be worn during cardiovascular workouts to increase your calorie and fat burn. They can help you achieve lean and sculpted arms in a shorter period of time. Such workouts like Turbo Jam and Hip Hop Abs use weighted gloves to add more intensity and get a more advanced workout. Weighted gloves can add something new to any cardiovascular workout or help you to get past a weight loss plateau by engaging new muscles.
Medicine balls can be used to target your core and sculpt your abdominals into a six pack. They can also be used to help you increase your flexibility, strength, and endurance during your workouts. They are a great addition to your strength-training workout that help to mix up your exercises a little bit.
These five workout accessories can help you achieve greater results during your workouts and give you more options for exercises so that you are sure to continue on for a long time with your workouts.