Q. What’s a great workout I can do from home?
Asked by Debbie, Dec 8 2017
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is one of the fastest ways to see improvements in cardiovascular fitness. The concept is that you alternate between high and low periods of intensity for the entire course of your workout. This achieves two things: 1) It forces your heart and lungs to work harder during the high intensity bursts, ultimately enhancing your heart and lungs’ ability to pump blood through your body and 2) it keeps your heart rate pumping fast, even during rest periods, which increases your total workout calorie burn. The best part is that you can actually achieve more in a shorter workout because of the physiologic benefits that HIIT training provides.
Q. What’s your favorite workout routine?
Asked by Jessica, Dec 3 2017
After all is said and done, my favorite training routine is based on a seven-day week, three on, one off, two on, one off, reaching a six-week stretch with enough daily wiggle room for comfort.