half the time, double the benefits; The 3-2-1 workout

Fitness and Health Spot

Indiana University has great hills for running, and I’ve definitely been taking advantage of them this year. However, I’ve started to realize that the long runs I’ve been going on haven’t been doing too much for my body. I’ve adapted to the vigorous activity and my heart rate has not been very high because it’s so used to the workout and it’s not much of a difficulty.So I decided to start getting use of the personal gym we have in our dorm. Yes, I’m a bit spoiled here, but I chose to be part of the fitness and wellness dorms to have the opportunity to have a gym in the area I live in. It’s not that big, but it has everything I need!
Anyways, I’ve been incorporating HIIT workouts that take half the time. This workout is based off of the 3-2-1 workout that takes about 40-50 minutes…

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Crossfit Tabata

Frontdive Fitness

Generally I love to put my clients through a tabata on Tuesdays but I figured why not on Thursdays.  Tabata Thursdays does not have quite the same ring to it as tabata Tuesdays but regardless of the day, tabata’s are an extremely effective way to train.  For those of you who are not familiar with tabata, tabata is a training protocol invented by a Japanese coach who was comparing the results between moderate intensity interval training and high intensity interval training.  He concluded that the high intensity level improved his subjects aerobic system as well as their anaerobic systems and hence the tabata was born.  A tabata is 20 seconds of hard, high intense work followed by 10 seconds of rest for a cycle of 8 rounds.  The goal is to go as hard as you can for the 20 seconds and rest for the 10 with the possibility of…

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