Trends in Fitness: From Strength to High Intensity Interval TrainingHealth In An Era Of Urbanisation
Fitness these days has evolved from just a brisk walk, sprint or jog to more focused, targeted exercises to help one achieve ideal weight and well being. Here we look at the latest trends in the world of fitness.
According to fitness magazines and gurus earlier this year, the following exercises were named among the popular trends for the year. Just past the halfway point of the year, we must agree they were right.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
A high intensity interval training (HIIT) session usually only lasts 30 minutes or less, but requires short bursts of high intensity exercise followed by a slower-paced recovery period. For instance, you might sprint as hard as you can for 15 to 30 seconds and then walk for 45 to 60 seconds. You’d alternate between the two for a set amount of time.
While these are not entirely new, the training and methodology has been’updated’ from the classic dance classes of the previous decades. From bootcamps to kick boxing, cycling to weight training, classes are designed to teach participants something new, motivate them, and help one reach their fitness goals.
When you use just your bodyweight, you can work multiple muscles at once and work out wherever and whenever you want. Plus, you have countless moves to choose from, so it will never get boring.
These workouts also involve little equipment, making it a great option for those looking to avoid pricey gym memberships.
Classic strength training seems to stand the test of time. Lifting weights, which is perfect for all, helps strengthen bones, burn fat, keep the heart healthy, and build hard muscle
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