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Wondering how Channing Tatum and the cast of Magic Mike got so ripped? It’s all about the CrossFit, says CrossFit Trailblazer’s Kyp Kotzikas. Putting stock in strength and endurance – aerobics this ain’t – CrossFit is all about measurable, observable, and repeatable results. Tackling a combination of lifting heavy objects, body weight movements, and monostructural-based cardio activities such as running, rowing, or jumping rope, CrossFitters are put through a series of exercises in a certain amount of time and the results are epic! What’s more, leveraging group dynamics, the bootcamp-style workouts create a super-competitive yet super-supportive space, and sees everyone digging in and achieving their goals. www.crossfittrailblazer.com
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With Alice Stolpe, Les Mills Personal Trainer
Looking to burn more fat in your workout? High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), the fitness industry buzzword du jour, could be your salvation.
Alternating between periods of short intense exercise and recovery, HIIT trains your body to adapt to greater stimulus. While working at a higher level of intensity than what it is accustomed to, the body uses its anaerobic system (without oxygen) to operate off of the energy stored in the muscles as its main source of energy. This creates lactic acid.
During the rest phase, your lungs and heart work to breakdown the lactic acid while simultaneously working to return oxygen levels back to a resting state. At this level of intense training, your body will be changing carbohydrates into energy and burning even more calories post-workout in order to return to baseline levels, compared with longer, low intensity workouts.