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Crank up the Intensity in Your Personal Training Sessions

Sep 26, 2012

We all like to get more done in less time and that holds true when it comes to personal training. Although spending time working out is a great way to beat stress and get healthy, most of us are usually trying to squeeze workouts into our already hectic schedules. And when you are able to get to a personal training session, don't you want to make the most of every minute? No matter what type of cardio you do, you can burn more calories in the same amount of time with just a few modifications to your current personal training workout.

Try Plyometrics

If you consider yourself an intermediate or advanced exerciser and are looking for ways to burn more calories, plyometrics are the way to go. Talk to your personal training professional about these high-intensity, explosive exercises such as jumping and hopping that can get your heart rate up quickly, which equals a higher rate of calories burned. Additionally, these athletic movements really target your fast-twitch muscles, coordination and agility, so you're training your body in an entirely new and challenging way. And challenging workouts almost always equal results - and more calories burned!

Get Intense With Your Personal Training

If you're serious about wanting to burn more calories, then it's time to up the intensity every time you do a personal training session! Bump up your incline and resistance if you're on a piece of gym equipment, or walk a hillier route than usual if you exercise outdoors. To increase the burn, you need to get out of your cardio comfort zone. And when you do, the benefits can be big! Our personal training Johns Creek services can help you pump up the intensity in your workouts!

Use Your Whole Body

Most cardio exercises focus on the lower body (biking, walking, elliptical, stair climbing), but if you want to burn more calories, one easy tip is to incorporate your upper body. When your personal training coach tells you to pump those arms hard and high when running and walking, do it! You might even consider adding a more full-body exercise, such as a rowing machine, to your cardio mix. The more muscles you move, the more calories you will burn, and that can mean quicker results!

Add Some Intervals

By varying your intensity through different intervals (think one minute running, then two minutes walking) you can actually improve your fitness more quickly than by steady state cardio, and you can burn more calories. The bonus? Time seems to fly when you add interval training! In addition, the next time you do cardio, focus on the movements and breathing while squeezing those muscles. By engaging your mind, you can actually better engage your muscles, which allows you to complete the exercise more easily and still burn more calories!

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