A client recently brought our attention to a great article on HIIT (high intensity interval training) and the SuperSlow approach to exercise. In the article Dr. Mercola talks about a few different approaches to achieving dramatic results in a very short amount of time in exercise.
This article couldn’t be more relevant to what we are doing! While our main focus is intensity we do have some clients doing a SuperSlow style of strength training. The ARX machine is so flexible that it’s not hard to do this. And, just this week, both Tammy and I did a super slow type workout just to mix things up. Rather than targeting the 10 seconds each direction of a rep we are shooting for 90 seconds per exercise. It just happens that we’re choosing speeds for the various exercises that work out to be pretty close to the 10 seconds per direction.
The common theme for all of the studies and approaches mentioned in the article is intensity. Rest assured, you will get an intense workout at Next Age Fitness on our ARX. An interesting side note on intensity – it has a learning curve. If you haven’t done much working out, you will generally not know how to get the most out of the muscle you currently have. Working out intensely then gets better as you go along. You get stronger, and you get better at getting stronger, which makes you get even stronger!
Dr. Mercola really covered some ground in the article. If you read to the end you’ll get a small “taste” of how we try to eat to support a healthy lifestyle and achieve/maintain a healthy weight.