Exercise is like medicine and is sometimes best “taken as prescribed” to optimize your health. Make sure to set up your workouts ahead of time for success so you have your week mapped out. Set yourself up for success and keep changing it up.
1. Interval Training – Drills
Exercising in shorter bursts with rest periods in between burns more fat than exercising less intensely for longer periods. Make sure to use a timer to be sucssessful.
Remember, to perform the Peak Fitness correctly, you’ll want to raise your heart rate to your anaerobic threshold (220 minus your age), and to do that, you have to give it your all for those 30-second to 1 minute intervals.
2. Active Isolated Stretching
With Active Isolated Stretching, developed by Aaron Mattes, you hold each stretch for only two seconds, which works with your body’s natural physiological makeup to improve circulation and increase the elasticity of muscle joints. This technique also stimulates your body to repair itself and prepare for daily activity.
3. Strength Training
Strength Training is an integral part of a well-rounded exercise program, and it offers limitless benefits above and beyond muscle building, including weight loss, improved posture and improvements to back pain. Strength training can build bone density and reduce and even reverse loss of muscle mass as you age – and the more you strength train, the more muscle you will build, which will actually help you lose weight. A pound of muscle burns 10 times more calories than a pound of fat. Strength training can even help you reduce your risk of heart disease, as it helps you lose visceral fat, the most dangerous type of fat when it comes to cardiovascular health.
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