Health

Thursday 18 September 2014

Keeping your fitness level on track

keeping your fitness level on track

This week is the third week of our fitness challenge. At this stage in January, you should still be feeling quite motivated to keep up in order to get the fitness results you want.

Remember, this is just a start to get you on track. Once you have a good fitness level, the world is your oyster. Over the next few weeks I'm going to discuss different types of workouts that you can incorporate into your training regime. This week is all about metabolic training.

Metabolic training is a type of training which uses a lot of muscle groups at the same time. This raises the heart rate and increases your metabolism, burning calories even when you are resting.

Metabolic training is one of the most effective ways to burn calories, get your cardio fitness up and condition muscles.

Ladies: this is ideal for those of you who do not want to look bulky but want a 'toned' body, provided your general diet is clean and healthy.

Metabolic training focuses on using large muscle groups and a mixture of compound exercises.

It is a high-intensity workout, so there are few rest times between exercises.

The best thing about metabolic training is that it can be done anywhere with very little equipment.

Don't worry if you missed week one of the six-week programme, you can catch up online at www.fitmagazine.ie/training.

Each week I'm giving you a set of exercises to do at home with a small amount of equipment. They should be done in a circuit style of four sets of 20 reps, with a one-minute rest after each set.

Irish Independent

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