In this article I am gonna discuss some of my recent research of high-intensity workouts, its pretty obvious that this type of workouts aims towards intermediate or advanced athletes, So I recommend this session to persons who are just starting working out because the last thing you wanna do it get a setback because of an injury so safety first.
This type of exercise was created in Japan, the concept is based on working hard for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds and repeat the cycle for 8 rounds. The goal is to work as hard as you canon the 20-second frame and then try to recover as fast as possible half the time. You can implement this method with exercises like burpees, jumping squats, high knees, alternative jump lunges, mountain climbers.
Me personally I train boxing and my trainer use this method very often and let me tell you I personally witness how it really develops your cardiovascular condition that I never had before. I don’t know if just because of Tabata or because of combining with the sport of boxing which is really explosive.
Pyramid Style training
This type of training its ideal to break plateau, when you feel you reach a certain level and can’t go past by, this can break the monotony of your workouts, but notice you need to be careful on this style so I suggest to you to warm up real good before you start to prevent injury, some catechetics exercises and stretching can actually help here, so with that said there are different types of pyramids.
The reverse pyramid where you decrease each set you start so in this case you start doing high reps and then cutting down to fewer reps towards doing more sets, standard pyramids where you start with fewer reps the beginning of the sets and keep increasing towards progressing sets along the way.
Also there the military style pyramid where you going to increase slowly until you hit your all-time high reps and the towards progressing you keep decreasing will progressing after peaking, and believe me I been in their training camps you have no choice but to progress getting better.
Also, you can try pyramid style on weight training it will have a positive impact and of course you will feel sorer but that’s the point if you want a change you need to give your best effort into it.
Well, I am not totally biased towards CrossFit but if you want to build strength and stamina at the same time training like a crossfiter can have their benefits. Just be careful who you hire has a coach because he might be a good one or a bad one, and you don’t want to end up having the bad one pushing you towards injury, that’s not the point because if you injure its gonna give you a set back and then you might end up weeks resting before making sure you are ready to perform again.
Also, I notice crossfitters have a really solid community that each one support and motivates each other which is cool if you have known the P 90 x infomercials before well CrossFit it’s similar to P 90 x but with barbells. The point is to do a lot of variations of workouts and ending confusing your muscle fibers which I don’t know if is real because I believe we have a brain and that muscle cant think by their self, but I do believe you do get a lot of soreness from doing a lot of exercise variations along the way.
Probably my favorite one, well I used to be a musclehead long time ago, for me it was all about bodybuilding, being big, but then I realize I might grow muscle by doing weights but my stamina wasn’t the best. I grow a passion for boxing my self now because I recently do compete and I am a US athlete registered as a fighter, a good thing about bodybuilding was that I learn how to properly eat so now I combine that with the intensity of what boxing offers and I am in shape all year around.
Boxing has a lot of benefits including building strength and even self-defense. If you want to see better results while punching the bag or doing numerous combinations you should work on what we call roadwork, meaning cardio. A lot of it will depend on this especially for us who compete in the sport the last thing we want is to gas out in the middle of the match. Also is one of the few sports where your eye and hand coordination gets better, also its a stress relief just like any other sport or exercise so it is also good for mental health.
Also thinking about it boxing round usually end up like a HIIT time scheme because you are active hitting the bag for 3 minutes and 1-minute rest usually but if you want to step your recovery do an active recovery in each time you rest like doing jumping jacks or planks push ups etc.
Coming from the background of starting has a bodybuilder all the way to the sport I am participating right now boxing, I can tell there is a huge different in these, while bodybuilding essential I built my current physique sometimes I found it to monotone, you’re always staring at a mirror checking your form and you gotta be really really patient to see changes in your physique don’t get me wrong you also need patience in any other sport you practice because the more you do it the better you get.
So in the end, it will always come as a lifestyle because this is something you will stick for a while if you’re planning to stay in shape year around. The way you see food will eventually change, as of now my perspective keep evolving for the better.