The Industrial Revolution was an important time in history where changes in manufacturing, transportation, and technology had a profound effect on the conditions of that time period. Much like the Industrial Revolution impacted the mid-1700’s, the science and technology of fitness impacts our current generation.
One thing will be made clearer in coming years - while exercise is vital for losing and keeping fat at bay, you do not necessarily need to do a lot of “cardio,” like going for a long run everyday to get great results.
The need for extensive, boring workouts is outdated science. The trend in fitness is headed toward shorter, interval based workouts that leave you feeling refreshed.
The science of exercise has evolved, but the way we think about it hasn’t. People are busier now than ever and American’s are the heaviest they have ever been. Coincidence?
No one ever said, “Today I am going to make less time for working out.” And with all the things we pack into our schedules – late nights at the office, working two jobs, etc. –we often have a tendency to skip workouts. After all, if you can’t fit in an hour it’s not worth it, right? Wrong!
Not having enough time shouldn’t be the excuse that derails your fitness plans completely. Knowing what to do in the time you have is the key to staying on track. Choose exercises that pack the most punch and dial up the intensity a notch, and you will surely get those fat burners ignited. Get back to basics with using your own body weight to move through space. Add exercises like push ups, lunges, and squats, to your routine and give yourself the flexibility of exercising right at home, or on the go.
It’s important to not jump right into it if you haven’t been exercising. There is always a spike in injuries when people rush into training. One problem with home fitness routines and extreme training methods is it’s simply too much too fast.
A good strength and conditioning program should allow the person to start light until their body gets accustomed to the training program. Only then can the body handle a more intense workout. Increasing the intensity and load periodically is proper technique. It allows the body time to adapt to the stresses of training.
When beginning any new fitness regimen, one should always consult with a credible, certified personal trainer with a strong, credible background…avoid trainers that have flimsy certifications, are one- dimensional, or too aggressive.