WarmUp 15 (dynamic)
On a 12 min. clock
8 Box Jump
Deep Lunge, Samson Stretch, Chest, Hamstring, Quads, Shoulder, Hip
Transform into a moth!
It is true, in theory and rigorously applied practice, that HI exercise yields significant fitness improvements. And from the popularity of those programs, one would think that shredded, ripped down people are all over the place.
It’s almost like how during the low-fat craze we became the heaviest people on the planet. Is this going to be ‘during the HI-craze we became….?’
Anyway, here’s how to actually make HI stuff work
…not just going through the motions fad-style
1) Find trainers/coaches who have the understanding of the theory and the courage to rigorously apply it.
…appropriate degrees & certs.
…no ego to be the “entertainer” gym.
2) Still workout to eat? Stop doing that.
3) Sucky form. Whether clock-whorin’ or just crappy ROM…
…half movement=half results…”where bad form is the norm.”
…it’s painful looking at high intensity gym blog posts of clients in awkward, contorted positions.
…look for gyms that require form before intensity…else you’ll still be a caterpillar.
4) Going too slow. HI means HIGH! Like red-line.
…the moth-state will not cometh without committing to the HIGH in high intensity
…the HI is the short, intense bursts
…half speed=half results.
5) Going too much. Overtraining on HI. More is not better.
…A moth is not just ‘more caterpillar’…it’s a qualitatively different creature.
…HI research can show improvements from just a few minutes a week (at all out effort).
…Now tally your time…maybe 3 hrs?!
…Evaluate your gym on the amount of HI programmed…is it for your transformation or for their profit?
Understood and applied correctly HI exercise will transform a person.
…Follow a qualified program, eat right, execute perfect form, go hard, not too much.
Adopted b/c it’s easy or “the thing to do” will deliver only a broken body, defeated mind, and empty wallet.
Transformation occurs when the outlet is a natural extension of who we are, a lifestyle…not a fad.