Many people share this problem: lots of exercise, not enough results. If this is you, you’re in good company. In this article, this famous doctor admits to exercising wrong for 30 years!!
Even if you’re getting adequate results from your workout efforts, you may be wasting valuable time if you’re not incorporating High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
We tend to think of doctors as experts who also know about fitness, but more often than not they don’t unless they’re also trained in exercise science, which is the rare physician. Similarly, the average MD is not trained in nutrition, which is essential for health and healing over medicating. One of our favorite cutting edge MD’s shares our desire to save you precious time and not repeat his mistakes. You can use this principle with many exercises…elliptical, bike, track, steps, treadmill, plyometrics, and even resistance training such as weight circuits.
Can you manage 20 minutes, three times a week? Check out Dr. Mercola’s intro video on how to get more results in less time, safely, a technique he learned from fitness pro, Phil Campbell, author of Ready, Set, Go!
I first learned about HIIT from my first fitness mentors, brothers Jade Teta, ND, CSCS, and
Keoni Teta, ND, LAc, CSCS, authors of The Metabolic Effect Diet, and creators of the highly popular and successful Metabolic Effect™ exercise system, along with my first personal trainer and MTF co-author, Jill Coleman of JillFit Physiques. These three are amongst the best fitness pros in the industry.
If you’re investing in yourself with health and fitness, you will get a better return on investment of time with HIIT or “rest-based” exercise. Programs such as Metabolic Effect, Dr. Mercola and Phil Campbell’s Peak Fitness, as well as through applying this same high intensity concept to your numerous My Trainer Fitness/My Gym Trainer workouts as well.
Just be sure to warm up adequately, stretch lightly, begin carefully, and always listen to your body first. If you’re in the Triad area of NC, be sure to check out the Metabolic Effect Studio and sign up for some personal trainer sessions. Also, search for Metabolic Effect exercise classes in your area to really help you learn the principles of the best fitness training in the least amount of time with some of the best trainers utilizing Rest Based Training (RBT).
Who are your best HIIT fit pros and workouts? Please post their names, location, and contact info here or on the My Trainer Fitness Facebook page.
If you’re already doing HIIT, please chime in with comments about your experience. We love hearing what you’re doing that’s working great for you.