Why time your workouts?
Timing your rounds will encourage you to push harder at more effort in following rounds. The aim is to fatigue the muscles so the sooner you can do that, the quicker your workout will be.
Going for time, means you complete the required reps of each exercise on the list and time how long it takes you to complete that round. You then rest and repeat it. Again timing round 2 but trying to beat round 1. Rest. In round 3 try and complete your round 2 time. Although by round 3 you may be tired it still helps push your effort rather than slowly taking your time.
This type of training helps build and maintain muscle, keeps you burning fat for around 48-72 hours to repair muscle tissue and keeps you fit for heart health.
Other reasons these high intensity training workouts are beneficial are;
- Cardiovascular and Respiratory
- Better Conditioning and Versatility
- The Ability to Beat Through Plateaus
- Helps Losing Weight Fast
- Less Time Spent Working Out, but More Results
(Dr. Axe Food & Medicine)
Depending on your activity and fitness level, you can choose to complete as many rounds as you like or as many as your body will allow.
Remember as usual warm up with dynamic exercises and cool down and stretch at the end. Very important to activate the muscles before intense exercise and stretching will help recovery.
Get those stop watches set, and ready, set, go… for time!
*If you don’t have access to a chin up bar or monkey bar and have a set of dumbells, you can do bent over or upright rows.
** This workout covers upper and lower body, core, anterior and posterior exercises.