Thursday, June 29, 2017

HIIT/Tabata

At this point in my life, I want to get the very most out of my workouts in a short time, so I have found that high intensity interval training/tabata are the best for getting results quickly. If you’re busy like me, you may struggle to find the time to work out, so this might very well be a solution for you too.

Right now I am going to a boot camp, but you can very easily do them at home in 20-30 minutes (with body weight exercises if you don’t have any equipment) & you’ll definitely feel it if you push yourself. You can also add on a 15-20 minute tabata at the end of a strength training session to really shed some body fat.

If you’re just starting out, you can look up some body weight exercises on Pinterest or even watch a video on Youtube to see correct form. Things like squats, lunges, burpees, mountain climbers, planks, pushups, high knees, butt kicks, wall sits, and jumping jacks are very effective!! I typically go to the gym before the kiddos get up, but even if I can’t make it to the gym, you can get it done during their naps. You can use the FREE Gymboss app on your phone to set up your workout once you’ve decided the exercises.

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Easy peasy to use! Has a timer/buzzers that go off to let you know when to switch exercises, and you can even build in rest periods if you want.

Here’s way more in depth article from Dr. Axe on HIIT (with a great infographic) about why they’re more effective than traditional cardio.

And here’s one of the random workouts I’ve been doing 1-2 times a week when in a time crunch. Sometimes I’ll go through it twice.

OH, and here are all of AdvoCare's CU24 workouts totally free! They are INTENSE. Only 24 minutes & they’ll flat out get it done.

Also, if you’re working out at all (or even if you’re not) and not taking amino acids, you are seriously missing out. Cataylst is one of the products I make sure we never run out of! It helps support muscle tone & enhances strength and energy. For me, I know it helps me power through my workouts and I’ve noticed that I’m more tone & defined when taking it. I have personally taken it every single day for the last 5 years and 3 months & I know Jonathan has too. Amino acids are SO beneficial! (Here is an AdvoCare Performance Elite product training video Jonathan did a while back. I think he covers some of the benefits of amino acids somewhere in there.)

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Now go get yo workout on!

*Always consult with a physician before starting an exercise/supplement program.

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