The next time you boast about your high intensity training and high intensity interval training, really understand what that means and the benefits to you.

There are three main requirements for a workout to be considered high intensity:

  1. The exercise/movement must be done for no more than 1-2 minutes.  This time duration depends on the exercise.

  2. The exercise can be body weight movements or resistance training movements.  The key is that they must be intense.

  3. You should be exhausted at the end of the set.  You should be to the point where you cannot continue on.

Since the mid-1990s, scores of studies have shown the effectiveness of interval conditioning for fat loss. “One Canadian study compared the fat-loss effects of interval training versus a traditional, slow cardio regimen.  The traditional regimen burned twice as many calories as the interval regimen, but those who performed intervals lost more body fat.”

The Platform Fitness stands behind these high intensity trainings as the most efficient and beneficial way to workout.  Our biggest myth buster is that you no longer have to spend hours in the gym.  Spending less time on your workout with more results, gives you more time for doing other things in your life.  Physically, high intensity trainings also provides:

  1. Greater hormonal response than traditional lower intensity workouts such as long distance running.  This response gets your body to burn body fat and build lean muscle mass.

  2. Decreased risks for overall mortality, metabolic diseases and cardiovascular disease.  Over the past 4 decades, numerous scientific reports have examined the relationships between physical activity, physical fitness, and cardiovascular health. Expert panels, including organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the American Heart Association (AHA), along with the 1996 US Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health, “reinforced scientific evidence linking regular physical activity to various measures of cardiovascular health. The prevailing view in these reports is that more active or fit individuals tend to develop less coronary heart disease (CHD) than their sedentary counterparts. If CHD develops in active or fit individuals, it occurs at a later age and tends to be less severe.”

  3. Reduced risk of injury because you are using intense movements without having them be high impact.

  4. Increased preferential muscle growth of fast-twitch muscle fibers which provide more room for glycogen stores.  This leads to both enhanced insulin sensitivity and a more robust organ support system.

Start your high intensity training with what you already like to do!  If you’re used to a traditional cardio and weights split routine, body weight work like yoga or pilates, or jogging, dancing and swimming, then there’s just one major change to make:  Do it the Platform Fitness way!

  1. 1 day of heavy resistance training per week

  2. 1 day of body weight movements per week.

  3. For a total workout time of 47 minutes per week.

Yes.  All of the increased benefits in a shorter amount of time.  The Platform Fitness has proven this method and you will be amazed by the results. Check out our testimonials page on our website  We help you reach your health goals by providing you the resources you need is our own personal intensity training so we can, “Turn your goals into a reality.”


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