Exercise Trends: Strategies for Keeping Fit

BlogYou know exercise is good for one’s health, but deciding what’s best for you can take a little experimentation. There are many ways to be active and enjoy the health benefits of exercise, but the top trends this year include body-weight training, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and using experienced, certified personal trainers.

Body-weight training requires no exercise equipment since you use your own body weight for resistance, meaning little to no expense to you. There are many benefits to incorporating body-weight exercises into a strength-training routine. They can be done anywhere so it’s easy to keep up with workouts; they train fundamental movement patterns, and mastery of body-weight movements leads to improved performance on exercises requiring an external load; and they can be used in the early phases of training, along with stretching, to overcome the muscle imbalances that are a product of daily routine like sitting hunched over a computer.

Learn about more about this: http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=10_bodyweight_training_exercises_you_can_do_anywhere

High Intensity Interval Training is a specific type of interval training routine. There are many benefits to this type of training. For one, excluding warm ups and warm downs they last no longer than 20 minutes. This may seem like a very short space of time, but if you do the workout correctly you will be exhausted by the end of it. The goal of HIIT is to hold an anaerobic state for a long cumulative time. It is designed with rest intervals to allow you to sprint harder for longer. The absolute best for HIIT is sprinting. If, however, you are unable to run, pick something else like riding a stationary spinning bike or swimming.

Read more about HIIT: http://www.intervaltraining.net/highintensityintervaltraining.html

Using a personal trainer has been popular for years, but as the fitness industry continues to grow, there has been a surge in demand for fitness professionals who are at the top of their field. Fitness programs are not one size fits all. Hiring a personal trainer to design a custom fit plan tailored to your needs might be just what you need to stay on track with your commitment to healthy living.

Find a certified personal trainer in the Las Vegas area: http://www.ideafit.com/find-personal-trainer/nv/las-vegas

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