Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Guest Blog for Day 9 - Get Active, Nourish and Be Grateful

I am so stoked to have this amazing trainer on board with the Get Active, Nourish and Be Grateful challenge for the month of July.  Even more stoked because this absolute babe knows how to train hard and her clients are seeing incredible results because of it!

Meet Candy!

So Candy tell us what's your favourite way to train?

HIIT training is my favourite type of training. I use the HIIT training method with my running, rowing, body weight and even my strength training workouts! 

Tell us a little more, what is HIIT style training all about?

HIIT is a workout method that alternates maximum effort "work" intervals with low intensity "rest" intervals. 

The benefits of HIIT include:
  • weight loss. HIIT is more effective then steady state cardio for weight loss! 
  • HIIT increases agility as it trains the body for explosive power. (Helping you jump higher & sprint faster) 
  • HIIT training increases your metabolism & has an "after burn" effect (keeps the body burning calories hours AFTER your workout) 
  • Increases stamina. It's easier to continue short bursts of intense training when you know you have a rest interval coming up! 
  • HIIT is less time consuming! HIIT sessions usually go for 45 mins and has the same (if not better) benefits then a long low intensity workout. 
  • Increases mind power. HIIT training makes you stronger mentally allowing you to push yourself through short spurts of pain & high intensity workouts as there are small "rest" intervals to break it up. 

There are many forms of HIIT training. My favourite is the Tabata workout. 
(Each set is 30 secs long- 20 secs work interval & 10 secs rest interval.) 

So can you give us a session to follow for Day 9 of the challenge :)

Here is a Tabata workout anyone can do at home!

So here are the rules: There will be 8 x 30sec Rounds.  You will work your butt off for 20sec and then rest for 10sec and repeat that for each exercise 8 times.

So for example, you do as many Burpees as you can for 20sec, rest for 10sec, then do Burpees for 20sec then rest for 10sec then repeat another 6 times (8 rounds in total).

Remember to push each round as it's only 20 secs! 

  • Burpees 
  • Jump squats 
  • Push-ups 
  • Mountain climbers (each leg)
  • Power jump lunges (each leg)
  • Plank

Good luck and let me know how you go in the comments section below!!

Be sure to check out Candy here : Facebook or on Instagram 


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