A Super Effective, Super Fast Form of Strength Training You Might Not Know About
While we’ve been recommending high-intensity anaerobic training (Peak Fitness) using a cross trainer or a recumbent bike, how about high-intensity interval training using weights. By performing each movement in super-slow-motion, with minimal rest between exercises, you’re effectively getting a very high-intensity exercise.
Interestingly, while they appear to be very different on the surface, both types of training achieve many of the same results, from working your cardiovascular system to improving strength and endurance, to promoting the production of human growth hormone (HGH). While being more effective than conventional strength training, this type of super-slow weight training is also much safer, as it actively prevents you from accidentally harming your joints or suffering repetitive use injury. This makes it an ideal form of exercise for virtually everyone, regardless of age or fitness level.
Even more astounding, you only need 12 minutes of Super-Slow type strength training once a week to achieve the same growth hormone production as you would with Peak Fitness!
So truly, if you’ve struggled finding time for an effective exercise routine, this could be the solution you’ve been looking for. The key to make it work is intensity. The intensity needs to be high enough that you reach muscle fatigue. If you’ve selected the appropriate weight for your strength and fitness level, that would be somewhere in the neighbourhood of just seven or eight repetitions. After your workout you will want to use the nutritional strategies above to support your recovery and muscle building.
Of course, strength training offers limitless benefits above and beyond muscle building, including weight loss, improved posture and improvements to back pain, so if you haven’t added it to your fitness regimen just yet, what are you waiting for?