You know those "recovery" workouts we all love to skip because they don't feel like they provide us with as much "bang for our buck?"
Well those workouts keep us healthy, improve our mobility, get the right muscles activated and working and therefore help us get MORE out of our more intense workouts.
By cycling our workouts over the week and doing some "easier" workouts, we prime our body to get better results AND we avoid those injuries that can derail our progress.
Plus by adding in some short and INTENSE workouts, over LONGER workouts, we can make it not only easier to stay on track with our workouts, especially as our schedule gets busy, BUT also boost our metabolism, improve our blood pressure and even improve our insulin sensitivity.
AKA they can help us lose weight faster AND make us healthier!
Now you may be thinking, "What if I increase my intensity AND workout longer?"
A. Your workout intensity DECREASES as the length of your workout increases.
B. All too often we turn to longer workouts, when LONGER can mean our hormones start to work against us. HGH and testosterone go down as the workout gets longer while cortisol levels rise. AKA the hormones that AID in gaining muscle lower and the hormones responsible for CATABOLIZING muscle tissue go up!
C. Trying to push the intensity for too long can not only lead to overtraining, which can lead to weight loss plateaus, but also INJURY!
And on top of all that...You know what really gets us the results we want?!
And consistency comes from workouts that are not only fun, but that fit our busy, lifestyle!
So why not include shorter workouts?! They will not only get you better results in less time BUT they'll be something you can stick to for LONG-TERM SUCCESS!