In previous episodes of this series, I’ve covered the science and practicality of using high intensity interval training. It’s fast and effective.
The reality is that most people simply don’t have time to exercise for an hour or more a day. So getting an even more effective work out in 16 to 32 minutes a week is a no brainer.
In Part 2, I introduced the timing on how to get your 4 to 8 minutes of exercise using a stationary bike. In this episode, I’m giving you a third option for carrying out your brief, but effective, intensity work outs.
Besides using a stationary bike (Part 2) or squat thruster ( Part 4), you may want to try the X-iser, a commercially available and compact unit you might consider. In addition to being compact, it is highly effective for getting a maximal workout safely.
Stand forward in the foot plates. Squat slightly. Now begin stepping quickly with shallow steps. Avoid making the foot plates go all the way up and down. Rather, keep them centered and move them up and down only slightly, but super fast.
Increase the intensity of the exercise by placing your feet back further in the steps and by curling and pressing a dumbell (see Part 3).
Again, use the sequence of work and rest that I outlined in Part 2.
In Part 6, I’ll introduce one more way to get a high intense workout that’s easy and that you can do in the comfort of your own home or office. And in Part 7, I’ll give you some ideas of how to track your success.
Until then, be sure to check out our clinic website at Alpine by clicking here.