The Thing About Exercise

The thing about exercise is it needs to be done consistently to get the best results. For someone my age 41 (closing in on 42) I find my best ratio of work and rest is 3 days exercise a week and rest the other 4 days (on the rest days I will still go for a walk or a bike ride). On the days I exercise the aim is to boost my metabolisim, gain strength, muscle tone. OK OK I hear you say what about fat burning, well yes that too but I see that as a bi-product of doing good stuff that pushes you both cardiovascularly, and strengthwise.

My three workouts a week only take between 20 to 30 minutes – at the end of the workout I am exhausted, stuffed but strangly energised and pumped like a superhero. Here is a litlle example: The key here is to go into it with an all or nothing attitude give it all you got and push harder for that extra rep.

HIDT (High Intensity Density Training)

Offset Push-up (Righthand in front) 45 sec

Rest 15 sec

Offset Push-up (Lefthand in front) 45 sec

Rest 30 sec

One arm bungee rows (Lefthand) 45 sec

One arm bungee rows (Lefthand) 45 sec

Walking Lunge 45 sec

Rest 30 sec

Static Hamstring Glute bridge 45 sec

Rest 45 sec

Turkish Get-Up (weight in righthand) 45 sec

Rest 45 sec

Turkish Get-Up (weight in lefthand) 45 sec

Rest 45 sec

Cross body Moutain Climbers 45 sec

and to finish the Plank for 45 secs

Repeat this as many times as possible for the 20 minutes. Keep track of how many reps you can do so you can beat it next time. If this gets you excited have a look at this product that I recommend Super Hero Abs

Enjoy!

For the definition of High Intensity Training and learn more about this old style of training click on the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_intensity_training