Your workout routine should be be within your abilities, and allow you to challenge yourself slightly. It should help with your ultimate goal, whether that’s to lose weight, get toned, or increase your flexibility. With so many types of workouts out there, it’s sometimes hard to determine which one is for you so, this guide breaks down six popular workout sessions!
High Intensity Interval training
This is a type of workout which has the ability to utilize more energy and to burn more calories. The fast movements of muscles elevate the respiratory rate. Research at an American college confirmed that just fortnight training will improve aerobic capacity of the body. Luckily, all of these workouts can be done at home and range between 5 minutes to 30 minutes to suit your requirements. For the most part, no equipment is required either! However, if you have a specific objective, you may not be able to achieve it through this activity, but otherwise it is super convenient and effective!
This sporting activity is a rising trend over the past few years due to its extremely beneficial and drastic changes to the body. Technically, cross fit can be explained as “functional movements that are constantly varied at high intensity.” This sporting activity is for people who love challenges, and enjoy group workouts because this is a typically gym-based exercise.
This exercise is not for the faint of heart. It is a classic ballet exercise which involves a lot of focus and energy. The body moves in isomeric form in this activity to stretch and relax muscles properly. For those who fear using the gym because of injury – barre workouts are for you! There is essentially little to no risk of injury during these activities.
There are multiple types of yoga, from hatha yoga, to hot yoga, to acro yoga. Its advantages include increasing the elasticity of the body, toning, and for having a calming effective on the mind. Yoga is perhaps the only sporting activity which has the attraction for everyone, irrespective of their ages. Take some time to try a few classes of each type of yoga to see what’s for you! Your local gym likely has drop in classes or memberships you can buy to attend weekly/bi-weekly yoga classes. You can always buy a yoga mat and follow videos online, if you prefer to do yoga in the comfort of your home.
Boot camp workout
Frankly, these are tough activities and mostly used in military services. There are quick movements of muscles and all body parts. This is the best sporting activity to see the most rapid changes to the body especially if someone is trying to lose weight. While it is tough, the results are worth it.
This is the best sporting activity regarding overall health and fitness. The cardiovascular system improves in this activity and should be used by all-age people for collective health benefits. This workout is particularly great because it allows you to get outside and enjoy fresh air! It’s also great because it’s practical: you can cycle/bike to someone’s house or even to the grocery store. You won’t even notice you’re burning calories. For the colder months, there are also indoor stationary bikes in most gyms. Get pedaling!
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