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Interval Training (Part 3)

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As the last installment, this final interval post covers every interval not time based.

If you need help getting started, wonder about the science behind interval training, or are wondering what the heck HITT is, check out Part 1.

If you were looking for 9 awesome time based protocols, you’ll have to see Part 2.

This is everything else.

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Interval Training (Part 2)

I’ll cut straight to the chase, this is just going to be a summary of the different interval protocols you can try.

If you don’t know how to get started with Interval Training you missed part 1.

If you don’t know what Interval Training is or HIIT is, you missed part 1.

Read it, then come back for more energy system training ideas than you can shake a stick at!

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Interval Training (Part 1)

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Interval Training was the buzz word for the last few years.

I’m happy to say that the buzz and foreign association people used to have with it is gone, and it’s become a staple in the fitness world.

Why?

Because it works!

Want to learn all the stuff you won’t find on Wikipedia?…

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Help, I Still Get Tired During Workouts!

Why isn’t your conditioning improving?

At the beginning of this whole ‘weight loss’ experience, you were under the impression that you were working out to lose some weight and would feel more fit.

Well how come every time you get to the gym to set out on your interval trek, lift your weights, or go for your long runs, it still feels hard?

Isn’t it supposed to get easier at some point?

In a word… Continue reading Help, I Still Get Tired During Workouts!

28 Years, 28 Fitness Tips (Short-Version)

This is the short-form, no explanation of the 28 Years, 28 Fitness Tips article I wrote yesterday. If you want more detail, read the long version.

1) Start with Why.

2) Achieving the right mindset is more important than the exercise or nutrition regime you choose to utilize.

3) Having purpose is far more effective than setting “Goals.”

4) Understand where you’re coming from.

5) Get started, taking action is more than half the battle.

6) Address Limiting Factors One at a Time 

7) Once you’ve started that one thing, aim to achieve consistency with your new habit, behavior, or skill.

8) The journey is more important than the destination.

9) You need to commit to a process/plan/program.

10) That process/plan/program needs to last for at least 3 months in time.

11) Relate, Repeat, Re-frame

12) Emphasize Little Wins

13) Encouragement from others and developing internal motivation is far more important than external rewards for the little wins.

14) Eat Whole Food.

15) Cook most of your own food.

16) Healthy Food Consumption is Largely Based on Dosage and Variety.

17) Healthy Food Consumption is also largely based on ‘Nutrient Timing.’

18) The optimal diet for every person is remarkably different. 

19) Supplements are just that, in place to supplement what should already be a healthy diet.

20) You Can’t Outrun your Diet

21) Resistance Train

22) Train Compound Movements, follow up with accessory movements as needed.

23) Train Explosive/Reactive Power

24) Think of ‘Cardio’ as ‘ESD’ instead.

25) Address your mobility (not just your flexibility)

25) The K.I.S.S. Principle

27) Stick to stuff you enjoy, or view as fun. 

28) Work + Rest = Success